Wikileaks: CIA 'Stole' Russian Malware, Uses It to ‘Misdirect Attribution’ of Cyber Attacks
"Russian" hacking? It could have just as easily been the CIA
With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the "fingerprints" of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from.
UMBRAGE components cover keyloggers, password collection, webcam capture, data destruction, persistence, privilege escalation, stealth, anti-virus (PSP) avoidance and survey techniques.
"Fingerprints" are meaningless.
It's now clear that the CIA is able to "pose" as "Russian hackers" whenever it so chooses.
Just something to think about.
All allegations of "digital fingerprints" left behind by Russian hackers must now be dismissed as either fake or meaningless:
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