Tuesday, the international non-profit WikiLeaks released what many are deeming to be sensitive details about the hacking processes of the CIA.
The tools used by the CIA to hack electronic devices are supposedly exposed in this 10,000-page report filled will various documents.
Now, the FBI has taken notice, and launched a full-on investigation. They’re determined to find the mole that leaked the sensitive information to WikiLeaks.
According to some insiders and experts, this leak in the CIA is just as serious, if not much worse than, the 2013 Edward Snowden’s NSA expose. He left his post as a contractor for the CIA after becoming a mole.
Snowden leaked into to the media about American Intelligence conducted extensive phone and internet surveillance. Russia granted him temporary asylum.
“They’re going to try to do some forensic work because those documents probably have been changed [over time], so that enables them to narrow down the period to when they were taken,” said Alex Yampolskiy, the CEO of SecurityScorecard.
“Once you say ‘this seems like it was a snapshot from this particular time,’ then they can look at audit logs of who had access to the document during that time frame.”