WikiLeaks to work with tech firms to defeat CIA ‘hacking’, says Assange

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, Ecuadorian Embassy
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said his group will work with technology companies to help defend them against the Central Intelligence Agency’s reported hacking tools.

In an online press conference, Mr Assange acknowledged that companies had asked for more details about the CIA cyber-espionage toolkit whose existence he purportedly revealed in a massive leak published on Tuesday.

[quote_box_left]”Billions of Dollars of Damage” – Julian Assange[/quote_box_left]

Trust as well as US importing and exporting relations with other countries have also been damaged by this. He also said that the some of the  devices exposed as ‘defected’ due to the leak would be a quick fix, but larger devices like smart TVs would take a longer period

When talking about public records, Assange said that there were 78,000 pieces of information including IP addresses of target and attack machines.

“WikiLeaks has a lot more information,” Assange said, adding that “we have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out.”

“Once this material is effectively disarmed we will publish additional details about what has been occurring,” Assange added.

The CIA has so far declined to comment on the authenticity of the leak.

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