CIA’s Dumbo Hacking Tool

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CIA’s Dumbo Hacking Tool Can Control Webcams, iPhone, Android, Smart TVs 




WikiLeaks {WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organisation that publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media provided by anonymous sources} has added another set of documents to Tuesday 7 March 2017 the CIA ” Vault 7 ” archive which outline a CIA hacking tool that allows the attacker to take control of webcams and microphones. The tool dumbo are are built by EDG (Engineering Development Group), a software development group within CCI (Center for Cyber Intelligence), a department belonging to the CIA’s DDI (Directorate for Digital Innovation). The DDI is one of the five major directorates of the CIA. The tool Dumbo is capable of completely disabling processes on webcams and corrupting the existing video recordings.

The tool is designed specifically for CIA field operatives and it can be used to exploit physical access to target computers. Along with the tool’s ability to disrupt webcam use, it can also be used for audio and video surveillance from the victim’s microphone and webcam.

Once the tools is installed in a windows PC it identifies all connected device and their respective processes. it then enables the attacker to suspends or control the processes to destroy or create fake evidence. The tools does not require direct access to the target computer and can run off a USB drive.

CIA tool targets Windows, OSx, Linux, routers



The tool dumbo is capable to hack or compatible with systems running 32bit windows XP, Windows Vista, and newer versions of the Windows OS. It does not support the 64bit versions of windows XP and other older version of windows.

These techniques permit the CIA to bypass the encryption of WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, Wiebo, Confide and Cloackman by hacking the “smart” phones that they run on and collecting audio and message traffic before encryption is applied.


Post Author: Navneet

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