Wikileaks releases the news about America’s involvement in hacking Pakistan mobile system. This leak points to NSA’s cyber weapons which include code related to the hacking of Pakistan mobile system.
NSA’s interest in Pakistan
NSA has control for global monitoring, gathering and making in process of information and data for intelligence purposes in the USA and in foreign countries, has allegedly spied on Pakistani civilian and military leadership in the past. A former spokesperson from NASA Edward Snowden has indicated in the past that NASA did use wiretapping and cyber weapons to spy on many international leaders.
Scope of new information
Wikileaks brought into open, on Saturday, that hundreds of cyber weapons variants which include code pointing towards NSA hacking Pakistan mobile system.
Hundreds of NSA cyber weapons variants publicly released including code showing hacking of Pakistan mobile system https://t.co/bL833ktQpm
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 8, 2017
The link shared in the tweet by Wikileaks’ official account points to a Github repository containing the decrypted files pertaining to NSA cyber weapons. A complete analysis of these files by a cyber security expert is needed to further highlight the severity of the situation. Initial impressions, however, seem to indicate that these leaks will certainly provide more substance to the previous allegation against NSA.