WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 has issued a new release titled “Dark Matter” that claims the CIA has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008 through suppliers.
Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 “Dark Matter”, which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA’s Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain ‘persistence’ on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware.
The full documents were released by WikiLeaks on Twitter.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 23, 2017
Julian Assange explains in this clip.
— السلطة الخامسة (@dw_Sulta5) March 23, 2017
The DoJ has asked to keep the documents from the first release out of court because there might be classified documents in them which suggests the releases are legitimate.