Saturday, April 22, 2017

WikiLeaks releases CIA manual on how to turn a Samsung TV into a secret microphone as the US prepares to charge Assange

  • WikiLeaks on Friday released details about 'Extending' and 'Weeping Angel'
  • 'Extending' was developed by MI5 in the UK and 'Weeping Angel' by the CIA
  • Both are software that use a USB drive to turn certain Samsung TVs into recording devices
  • Latest revelations come as US Attorney General vows to go after WikiLeaks 
The latest releases by WikiLeaks appear to include descriptions of CIA-developed malware that could turn Samsung TVs into recording devices.

Details about the British-made 'Extending' and the CIA's 'Weeping Angel,' both recently stolen from the CIA, were released by WikiLeaks on Friday.

The documents outline programs that can make certain Samsung TVs into recording devices via a USB drive placed in the televisions, The Hill reported.

The audio channels from the TVs would be rerouted from its microphone to the CIA.
Depending on the veracity of the documents, the initiative might have been developed jointly by Britain's MI5, which first developed the software, and the CIA.