The CIA Can Hack Us and Make It Look Like It’s the “Russian Federation”

We are only a few hours into the release of #Vault7 and already there are scandals that may fundamentally restructure the political foundations of our nation.

Among them is the fact that the CIA can actually initiate cyber attacks on US systems and leave “fingerprints” to suggest to forensics experts that the attacks came from a foreign power, even the Russian Federation.


Yes, the CIA is evidently in the business of digital false flag attacks, by “misdirecting attribution” according to one portion of the leaks referred to as UMBRAGE. It will be instructive to quote the portion at length:

The CIA’s hand crafted hacking techniques pose a problem for the agency. Each technique it has created forms a “fingerprint” that can be used by forensic investigators to attribute multiple different attacks to the same entity.

This is analogous to finding the same distinctive knife wound on multiple separate murder victims. The unique wounding style creates suspicion that a single murderer is responsible. As soon one murder in the set is solved then the other murders also find likely attribution.

The CIA’s Remote Devices Branch‘s UMBRAGE group collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques ‘stolen’ from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation.

With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the “fingerprints” of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from.

UMBRAGE components cover keyloggers, password collection, webcam capture, data destruction, persistence, privilege escalation, stealth, anti-virus (PSP) avoidance and survey techniques.

It makes you think about everything the mainstream media has been telling us about the “Russian” hacking. Just how “Russian” is it really?

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  • http://www.abicana.com Knut Holt

    Anybody having a certain knowledge of IT technology and telecommubication technology and uses his knowledge by thinking, knows that this is possible and have been possible for a cople of decades, and it is cheap to do it. Also enybody understanding the culture within such secret services knows that if something is possible technically and within a reasonable economical limit, they do it. I will therefore give you this adviuce: Be paranoid, and you will probabaly also be realistic. Sadly the World has come to a state where you must quesrion everything and be prepared for anything.