This CIA Tool Hacks Windows Computers Silently Over the Network

WikiLeaks has published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak, this time detailing an alleged CIA project that allowed the agency to turn Windows file servers into covert attack machines that can silently infect other computers of interest inside a targeted network.

Codenamed Pandemic, the tool is a persistent implant for Microsoft Windows machines that share files with remote users on a local network.

The documents leaked by the whistleblower organisation date from April 2014 to January 2015.

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