“Mr Assange is a hacker. That’s something we reject and that I in particular personally reject,” said Ecuador President Lenin Moreno
British police are no longer seeking him for extradition.
“We have won the Assange case. He is of course happy and relieved,” said Assange’s lawyer.
Julian Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012
“I am forever grateful to the people who kept me alive, President Obama, my legal team, and countless supporters,” she said in a statement.
Past cyber attacks on scores of organizations around the world were conducted with top secret hacking tools exposed by Wikileaks, says security firm Symantec.
Cisco immediately reassigned staff from other projects to figure out how the CIA hacking tricks worked, so they could help customers patch their systems
Apple’s statement was consistent with assessments from security experts, who say that many of the apparent vulnerabilities were in older technology.
Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment. The CIA has not commented on the authenticity of this and earlier WikiLeaks revelations.
Wikileaks has revealed CIA is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac, even reinstalling the OS doesn’t remove the bug
WikiLeaks’ release of nearly 8,000 documents that purportedly reveal secrets about CIA’s hacking tools has given rise to multiple theories about who stole the documents and for what reason.
BlackBerry Ltd.’s QNX automotive software, used in more than 60 million cars, was listed as a potential target for the CIA to hack, according to documents released by WikiLeaks.
If the tech industry is drawing one lesson from the latest WikiLeaks disclosures, it’s that data-scrambling encryption works, and the industry should use more of it.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, said the group will work with tech companies to close gaps identified in thousands of CIA documents it published this week.
WikiLeaks allegation that the CIA took over some Samsung smart TVs as listening devices is a reminder that inviting “Internet of Things” into your home comes with some risk.