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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange,   Photo: AFP

By Victor Ernest with agency report

WikiLeaks on Wednesday released new documents which contain experts’ reports to the CIA regarding the functioning of several malware programs.

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The release was made known in a statement, noting that the documents mostly contain Proof-of-Concept ideas and assessments for malware attack vectors, partly based on public documents from security researchers and private enterprises in the computer security field.

The statement has it that the documents WikiLeaks submitted to the CIA between November 2014 and September 2015, were prepared by the CIA contractor Raytheon Blackbird Technologies for the ”UMBRAGE Component Library” (UCL) project.

Blackbird Technologies

WikiLeaks explained that the Raytheon Blackbird Technologies acted as some sort of a ”technology scout” for the Remote Development Branch of the CIA, in particular by ”analysing malware attacks in the wild and giving recommendations to the CIA development teams for further investigation and PoC development for their own malware projects”.

The collective released the first batch from the Vault seven project in March, containing a total of 8,761 documents.

The latest release, dedicated to a CIA project targeting SMS messages sent and receive on Android devices, occurred on July 13.