CIA Framed Russia For Hack Attacks
Russia Hacks
(Last Updated On: March 8, 2017)

A new report from Reuters has follow-up information on the fallout from Wikileaks’ Vault 7 e-mail leaks. The leaks contained information revealing that the CIA has been working on ways to spy on people through smart TVs, smart phones, any web connected device, cameras, and tablets – the leaks even revealed control mechanisms to remotely commandeer cars and vehicles. One of the implications of the leaks was that the CIA had been staging hack attacks against companies and signing it with Russian Cyrillic in order to frame Russia for the attacks; security experts and firms have recently confirmed this to be true.

In the report, Reuters noted that U.S. cyber security expert Robert Graham explained that the signatures and methods used by the CIA to frame Russia for hack attacks that was described in the Wikileaks e-mails was fact-checked by security firms, and they have confirmed that it does appear as if Russia has been framed for some alleged hack attacks. Graham stated in a post over on Errata Security

“Already, one AV researcher has told me that a virus they once suspected came from the Russians or Chinese can now be attributed to the CIA, as it matches the description perfectly to something in the leak. We can develop anti-virus and intrusion-detection signatures based on this information that will defeat much of what we read in these documents. This would put a multi-year delay in the CIA’s development efforts. Plus, it’ll now go on a witch-hunt looking for the leaker, which will erode morale.

Graham, however, also defends the current narrative that the Russians still hacked the DNC, claiming in a separate section that there’s nothing in the Vault 7 release that absolves the Russians of having hacked the Democratic National Committee, writing…

“In the coming days, biased partisans are going to seize on the CIA leaks as proof of “false flag” operations, calling into question Russian hacks. No, this isn’t valid. We experts in the industry criticized “malware techniques” as flimsy attribution, long before the Sony attack, and long before the DNC hacks. All the CIA leaks do is prove we were right. On the other hand, the DNC hack attribution is based on more than just this, so nothing in the CIA leaks calls into question that attribution.”

This does contradict what Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has stated, where he firmly made it known that the leaked e-mails from the Democratic National Committee did not come from the Russians. In a Fox News interview, Assange stated…

“Our source is not in the state party. The answer for our interactions [with Russian] is no.”

 

[…] “We can say – we have said this repeatedly over the last two months – our source is not the Russian government, and it is not state party.”

Graham doesn’t clarify exactly if he’s talking about the DNC hacks in relation to what Wikileaks released, or some other instance of hacking taking place, but the real damaging e-mails were leaked to Wikileaks and Assange has strongly denied ties to State Party tampering on Russia’s behalf.

The news media, however, has fully committed to claiming that Russia was responsible for hacking the Democratic National Committee despite a lack of evidence and Wikileaks stating otherwise. Now, there’s additional proof that the CIA have at least attempted to frame Russia for some hacking vulnerabilities.


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  • durka durka

    Russia somehow not capable of running their own country, yet can hack the whole world and control elections.

    • Disqusted

      You could say the same about the U.S. government running their own country like shit, but they sure have the time to hack the whole world and control elections, while pretending to be Russia and China.

  • AlecJ

    Our own govt has been the citizenries biggest danger for at least a decade, and now as some of it leaks, they are attempting to use Trump as the patsy.

    I dont know how we clear up a cancer that has reached this deep into our system.

    The minute anyone tries, they will be destroyed.

    • Disqusted

      It’s because Trump wants to end the bullshit that they’re so hell-bent on attacking him. If it wasn’t for Trump we’d still be sucking Hillary and Soros’ cock.

      Still doesn’t change the fact that us regular people can’t really do much except watch the silliness unfold.

  • Pratim Gupta

    We all know who did it CIA (you), stop this russia everywhere bullshit, its not cold war

    • Disqusted

      Probably what happens when the world is run by cold war relics who want to go out with a bang and take the rest of us with them.

      • Pratim Gupta

        Fallout 5: Real Life Edition.

  • Disqusted

    “there’s nothing in the Vault 7 release that absolves the Russians of having hacked the Democratic National Committee”

    That’s because it was either Guccifer 1.0 or 2.0 or whatever, who if I recall correctly have both said they were Romanian, or it was leaked by an insider, which was supposedly confirmed multiple times by people who know exactly who leaked it. But the mainstream media doesn’t care about that.

    Just because there’s nothing in there absolving the Russians doesn’t mean it was Russia who did it. You can tell they have Russia on the brain when they immediately assume it has to be Russia. “Hmm, no evidence linking to anyone or anything. Must be Russia!!”
    https://i.redditmedia.com/arKbS-fJwJuAQhhHiuQO5jLGoTyI_tFuDt1satO_LHY.jpg?w=582&s=cf80252830c70a2acbc5500b646571b3

    Everyone knows who the suspected insider was, and his murder is still unsolved. I think what makes it even more obvious that he was the source, is how they’ve recently been claiming he was “murdered by Russia”.

    • Keystone

      I wish the poor guy lived to see how his actions changed the course of American (and world) history. When a Russian intel officer said we probably avoided a nuclear conflict by not electing Hillary, I believe him. I believe him far more than any MSM “news” corp.

      • Disqusted

        Yeah, well Hillary herself reportedly said she was gonna nuke Iran as soon as she got elected, so if true, we heard it straight from the horse’s mouth.