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CIA Hacking Revealed (HERE)
In all this Frankfurt am Main plays a central role. The documents provide an insight into the state of the art capabilities of the US intelligence community. A little over two years ago, the CIA has begun to develop cyber capacities similar to those of the NSA. What the former CIA boss John Brennan had already announced, has now taken shape: 5,000 programmers and operational staff at the Center of Cyber Intelligence at the CIA headquarters in Langley are working on more than 500 projects worldwide. The Center for Cyber Intelligence Europe, based in Frankfurt, is one of several global branches of this CIA-led structure. The world's largest American consulate, the one in Frankfurt am Main, is home to an area that is only accessible to CIA staff and other American services. It is described as a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, a structure composed of operating agents, programmers and hackers. Their task is to systematically identify security gaps and weaknesses in smartphones, computers, and television sets, such as often used in hotels. Special targets are telephone systems used for teleconferencing and video conferencing, which have long become one of the most important means of communication for global players such as Siemens, Deutsche Bank and other European companies. The installation in Frankfurt is not limited to the programming of malicious software, but also dedicated to the installation of this software on selected targets' devices which are not connected to the Internet. Therefore the hacker's activities are not only about office work, but also about operational field work. To infect computers not connected to the Internet for security reasons, CIA agents enter company buildings to physically crack computers and to copy data there.
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