Threat Management, Threat Intelligence, Malware, Vulnerability Management

FBI, CIA launch probe into WikiLeaks; Apple, Google assure zero-day fixes

The FBI and the CIA are staging a criminal investigation into a recent leak of documents by WikiLeaks that purportedly reveal CIA hacking operations.

"The American public should be deeply troubled by any WikiLeaks disclosure designed to damage the intelligence community's ability to protect America against terrorists and other adversaries," the CIA said in a statement Wednesday, a day after WikiLeaks released a trove of documents detailing the agency's tactics and weapons in its cyberarsenal. "Such disclosures not only jeopardize U.S. personnel and operations, but also equip our adversaries with tools and information to do us harm."

The information released has yet to be verified but revealed multiple zero days in iOS that Apple has said it's working to fix. “While our initial analysis indicates that many of the issues leaked today were already patched in the latest iOS, we will continue work to rapidly address any identified vulnerabilities,” the company said in a statement sent to TechCrunch. 

Likewise, Google said many of the Android exploits have already been remedied. “"As we've reviewed the documents, we're confident that security updates and protections in both Chrome and Android already shield users from many of these alleged vulnerabilities," Heather Adkins, the director of information security and privacy at Google, said in a statement sent to ZDNet.

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