WikiLeaks Alleges The CIA Can Use Your Samsung Smart TV To Spy On You
Foremost global intelligence agnecy, WikiLeaks has alleged that the Central intelligence Agency (CIA) can convert your Samsung Smart TV into a spy.
WikiLeaks make the shocking revelation via a report published in their website and Twitter page.
According to the report, the CIA can “infest” your Smart TV, transforming them into convert microphones which can then be used to spy on you.
In the report, WikiLeaks alleges that the CIA has an Embedded Devices Branch (EDB).
An arm of the CIA “responsible for the development, testing and operational support of all backdoors, exploits, malicious payloads, trojans, viruses and any other kind of malware used by the CIA in its covert operations worldwide.”
WikiLeaks shared a brief on the spying allegations on Twitter. They posted:
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 7, 2017
“The increasing sophistication of surveillance techniques has drawn comparisons with George Orwell’s classic, 1984, but ‘Weeping Angel’, developed by the CIA’s EDB, which infests ssmart Tvs, transforming them into covert microphones…”
CIA Can Spy On You Through Your Samsung Smart TV
It further revealed concerning smartphones and TVs that:
“The attack against Samsung Smart TVs was developed in cooperation with the United Kingdom’s M15/BTSS.
“After infestation, Weeping Angel places the TV in a “Fake-off” mode, so that the owner falsely believes the TV is off when it is on.
“In ‘Fake-off’ mode, the TV operates as a bug, recording conversations in the room and sending them to a covert CIA server.
“The CIA’s mobile devices branch (MDB) developed numerous attacks to remotely hack and control popular smartphones.”
According to this report from WikiLeaks, as of October 2014, the CIA was “also looking at infecting the vehicle control systems of modern cars and trucks.”
This leaves us with the question, are we being watched?