WikiLeaks has released documents detailing exploitation by US intelligence agencies of router vulnerabilities. The group, headed by Julian Assange, released the internal US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents on 15 June.
The newest round of the Vault 7 leaks, a tranche allegedly taken from the CIA's hoard of exploits, came with an allegation that the agency had been using the vulnerability for years to enslave routers.
WikiLeaks wrote in its disclosing blogpost that “such Wi-Fi devices are commonly used as part of the Internet infrastructure in private homes, public spaces (bars, hotels or airports), small and medium-sized companies as well as enterprise offices.”
The post added, “These devices are the ideal spot for ‘Man-In-The-Middle' attacks, as they can easily monitor, control and manipulate the Internet traffic of connected users.”
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