CIA-created Spyware called Athena released by WikiLeaks, Targets All Major Windows Versions

Do you use Windows? If so, there is a huge new security problem for you: Athena allows an attacker to take total control of a computer, send and retrieve data to and from remote locations, such as CIA servers, delete data and also upload other malicious code onto the computer, thereby introducing even more infections. It also works for any version of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 10, marking it as particularly potent in both its capabilities and its reach.

You can thank your government-funded CIA and Siege Technologies, a New Hampshire cyber tech firm, for providing the tools to hackers to steal your information.

The malware (malevolent software) is described this way:

“Once installed, the malware provides a beaconing capability (including configuration and task handling), the memory loading/unloading of malicious payloads for specific tasks and the delivery and retrieval of files to/from a specified directory on the target system. It allows the operator to configure settings during runtime (while the implant is on target) to customize it to an operation.”

You can read all about this (preferably reading it on your Linux or Macintosh system… don’t use Windows!) at: https://wikileaks.org/vault7/#Athena

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