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WikiLeaks Reveals CIA’s Grasshopper Windows Hacking Framework

April 10, 2017

By: Sikur

WikiLeaks reveals 'Grasshopper Framework' that CIA used to build Customized Windows Malware

By Swati Khandelwal

As part of its Vault 7 series of leaked documents, whistleblowing website WikiLeaks today released a new cache of 27 documents allegedly belonged to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Named Grasshopper, the latest batch reveals a CLI-based framework developed by the CIA to build “customised malware” payloads for breaking into Microsoft’s Windows operating systems and bypassing antivirus protection.

All the leaked documents are basically a user manual that the agency flagged as “secret” and that are supposed to be only accessed by the members of the agency, WikiLeaks claims.

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