: Wikileaks: iPhones hacked by CIA, NSA, etc. since 2008


CubaMark
Mar 23rd, 2017, 12:56 PM
Fresh Wikileaks Dump Shows CIA Was Hacking iPhones A Year After Launch (https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/03/23/wikileaks-cia-apple-mac-iphone-hacking/#2d8dcabb1e3b)

A new Wikileaks release called DarkMatter was released today, affirming that the Central Intelligence Agency has long targeted Apple Macs, creating malware designed to evade the tech giant's security mechanisms. The leak also revealed the CIA had been targeting the iPhone since 2008, a year after the landmark device was released.

That slice of info was included in a small dump of information Wednesday, that included manuals for a handful of implants and rootkits - malware that can hide at the lowest level of Apple systems, the kernel and the firmware of the device.

One of CIA's implants was called NightSkies, a manual for which noted there was a version for iPhone, then appearing to list the year 2008, though Wikileaks claimed the tool was operational in 2007, the year of launch. "NightSkies 1.1 exists for the iPhone," a CIA manual read, in a document entitled DarkSeaSkies that dated back to 2009.

(Read more at Forbes (https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/03/23/wikileaks-cia-apple-mac-iphone-hacking/#2d8dcabb1e3b))

dwp
Mar 23rd, 2017, 03:21 PM
From November 2013

https://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/nov/01/prism-slides-nsa-document

and

February 2014

Daring Fireball: On the Timing of iOS's SSL Vulnerability and Apple's ‘Addition' to the NSA's PRISM Program (http://daringfireball.net/2014/02/apple_prism)