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    'Vault 7': WikiLeaks Exposes CIA's Global Covert Hacking Program in Largest Ever Leak (31)
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    Reports of US attempts to wiretap Russian President Vladimir Putin deserve attention, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has five test covert "listening post" servers called "PocketPUtin," the WikiLeaks whistleblower website said in its first installment of classified CIA files published Tuesday.

    "We naturally turned our attention to these published data together with the entire international community. Of course they deserve attention and they must be carefully read," Peskov said.

    The spokesman noted that the publication, however, revealed nothing new.

    "As you know, in Washington they do not hide the fact that they actively wiretap Russian officials. They wiretap our Ambassador [Sergei] Kislyak and so on. No one is hiding this. Therefore, one does not need opening WikiLeaks, one could have guessed," Peskov noted.

    On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published over 8,700 classified files from what it called an unprecedentedly large archive of leaked information related to the CIA.

    According to WikiLeaks, the Vault 7 series will be the biggest leak of confidential CIA data. The first part of the release shed light on hacking techniques developed and employed by the agency, including programs targeting all major computer operating systems.

    In interpreting the leaked documents, WikiLeaks said that the CIA used the US consulate in Frankfurt as a covert base for its hackers covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The hackers operating out of the consulate were receiving diplomatic passports and cover from the US State Department, according to the leaked documents.

    The authenticity of the documents has so far not been confirmed by the CIA. The White House has condemned the leak, stressing that those responsible for leaking classified information should be held accountable in accordance with the law.

    Commenting on the revelation, Edward Snowden, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor turned whistleblower, said that alleged CIA files released by WikiLeaks seemed "authentic" and "a big deal."

    "As far as reports on the CIA’s hacking arsenal, we saw them and read them of course … Speaking of facts, yes, we are forced to take into account everything that comes out," Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov told a press conference, in his turn.

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      slimyfox
      "As you know, in Washington they do not hide the fact that they actively wiretap Russian officials. They wiretap our Ambassador [Sergei] Kislyak and so on. No one is hiding this. Therefore, one does not need opening WikiLeaks, one could have guessed," Peskov noted.

      That's it, now we know very officially that Kremlin knows that they were hacked and taped all the time and even they know exactly who did it, AND? Well nothing, at least now we know who has the balls and who is a chikenshit. USA introduced a anti hacking law deliberately targeting Russia by stating that hacking and all other sorts of eavesdropping against USA and their interests are constituting to highest threat to the state and allows to USA to conduct retaliatory military action against perpetrator.

      That kind of law shows who has real balls and who does not give shit about international public knowledge of the real facts, opinion and all that in the face of shitty scared vassals who know that USA is the biggest ever perpetrator of all existing international laws and agreements which do not suit them. They imposed sanctions against Russia based on false accusations but at same time they laugh at Russian politicians and in their face if they collect enough courage to simply nonaccusingly mention NSA spying of Russian government, oligarchs, Mafia, corrupt politicians, corporations, civilians, and beside that their embassy in Moscow is deliberately violating diplomatic laws and customs by instigating discontent amongst Russian citizens which is all part of preparation for colour revolution in Russia.

      Does Russia has similar law as USA threatening to go to war against whoever will hack and eavesdropping on them? NO, and why not? Well if you have such law than anyone will expect that you will fulfill your own legal obligation in case of violation, but to do so you have to have BIG balls on the right place not just empty sacks. That is what I call self awareness of own weakness which forces you to either react and put your money where your mouth are or put up and shut up. Russia is applying the latter and USA knows that and therefore they have great time of harassing Russia knowing that there wont be any consequences. No military actions and not even economic sanctions.

      That is clear that Russia will not impose any sanctions against west and USA in particular because whatever sanctions against USA would hurt Russian oligarchs and Putin simply cannot allow that his best friends criminals would suffer any profit loss. If that would hit ordinary people than who cares but his friends oligarchs NO out of any question. Russia will with Christian dignity suffer loss even if that would mean all Russian dead due to sanctions, oligarchs cannot and will not suffer PERIOD.

      Small question, does Russia needs a new president who will first and foremost take care about ordinary Russian citizens, and who would hate oligarchs and strip them off of all their illegal wealth, hate organised crime and give seriously hard time to USA and EU and with it to the NATO as well?
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      cmps309
      United States is to quick to blame Russia for hacking? Well how many times has USA hacked into Russia and other countries. Obama has put sanctions on Russia but has he considered how many times has USA spied on Russia.
    • avatar
      cmps309
      Also has Obama been truthful as to how many times USA has hacked every country . So I dont think USA represents a Democracy. in fact an Oligarchy of a sophisticated kind(in disguise).
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