WikiLeaks Releases CIA Tools for Stealthy Hacking of Apple's Operating System

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WikiLeaks released new documents on Thursday as part of Vault 7 release, which contain information on three CIA hacking tools from the Imperial project, the Achilles, the Aeris and the SeaPea.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — As regards the hacking tools, the Achilles is a trojan for the OS X, while SeaPea is an OS X Rootkit that provides stealth and tool launching capabilities.

"Aeris is an automated implant written in C that supports a number of POSIX-based systems (Debian, RHEL, Solaris, FreeBSD, CentOS)," the press release explained.

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The Aeris tool "provides structured command and control that is similar to that used by several Windows implants."

SeaPea "hides files/directories, socket connections and/or processes. It runs on Mac OSX 10.6 and 10.7."

WikiLeaks released the first batch from the Vault 7 project in March, containing a total of 8,761 documents. The latest releases were dedicated to a CIA project targeting SMS messages sent and receive on Android devices and an analysis by a CIA "technology scout" analyzing suspected Chinese and Russian malware, and took place on July 13 and July 19 respectively.

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