Wikileaks just started a livestream event on facebook 4 minutes ago - currently just a hold pattern with a sort of military march whistle music going.
Watch this space - https://www.facebook.com/wikileaks/videos/1259231400778636/
The best coverage I've seen on steemit so far regarding this is from @noagenda in "Steemian brace youself ... Wikileaks Relasing Encrypted "Vault 7" Torrent, Will give Password Today 2:00pm GMT / 9:00am EST"
I'll update this with notes as the stream progresses - lets hope the release is worthy of all this hype.
Update: This video intro did say vault 7 with todays date, has now been changed to say January but its definitely the right thread someone just failed here I think.
Update 2: Password released !
Update 3: New wikileaks release page - This is set to be the "largest intelligence publication in history". I'm digging through now - holy shit I'm not sure where to start. They've exposed shitloads of the CIA zero-day vulnerabilities and toolkits!
Update 4: Holy shit I think they may have actually released some of the tools - cover your bum and take anything uber sensitive off the interwebs for the next while shits about to get crazy. There's a LOT of files in here and I don't know where to begin.
The livestream itself has apparently been compromised according to their twitter - its still just music with an incorrect date as if the stream was swapped for an older one.
I'm moving the files to a more secure nested VM setup so I can analyse some of the binary files better
Update 5: Here's a few summary images posted by wikileaks on twitter
These are the 10 largest files in the archive :
[user@research wikileaks]$ du -a . | sort -n -r | head -n 50
37956 ./TY2SZxA - Imgur.gif
20312 ./UEFI 2_5.pdf
This dump seems to cover files from between 2013 and 2016 with a lot of placeholders for stuff wikileaks isn't ready to release yet. It also has a lot of the research done by Kaspersky Labs into "The Equation Group" and "Duqu", described as "Advanced Persistent Threats". Seems like they're tracking other peoples research into their own toolkits.
After a closer look, a lot of the binary files I've found so far seem to belong to tools that had been released publicly already . I'm not sure if the windows update files are legit, or compromised versions that they put into systems they want to take over.
There are definitely parts of this archive being held back whilst wikileaks analyzes further - I'm especially keen to find more information about the CandyMountain, Grasshopper, MagicVikings and Assassin packages as so far these are only released as PDF's of the file listings with a note they may be released by Wikileaks in the near future.
Theres also a lot of random memes, and references to things like "Abstergo industries" (a company in the Assassins Creed game series) and Black Mesa research facility (a secretive military base that opens dimensional portals in the Half Life game series) .
This diagram shows the subset of the CIA that this particular datadump is from :
It's already nearly 1am here - I'll be digging through these for a bit longer yet but it's going to take time to process all this and make a coherent post out of it all.
I'll upvote, resteem and promote quality posts about this release - just make sure to tag it #vault7 , or message me via steemit.chat .
Update 6: I've upvoted and resteemed a heap of the best relevant posts this morning, and decided that instead of burning the SBD on promotion I'll just send everyone I resteemed a little tip. I really didn't expect this post to do as well as it did - thanks for the support guys :)
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