Friday March 24, 2017

Apple Claims WikiLeaks’ CIA Vault 7 'Dark Matter' iOS And Mac Exploits Are Outdated

...and Wikileaks doesn't quite agree. As we reported when the CIA Wikileaks Vault 7 dump first broke, the dump contained several exploits for various Apple devices. In fact, CIA has a team dedicated solely to iOS devices. Apple is claiming that all of these exploits are outdated and no longer useful, but there is some disagreement regarding EFI exploits.

News Image

In the case of Apple devices, the CIA has its own dedicated team within the Mobile Device Branch (MDB) that specializes in exploiting iOS-based devices like the iPhone and the iPad. "The disproportionate focus on iOS may be explained by the popularity of the iPhone among social, political, diplomatic and business elites," said WikiLeaks when it initially revealed its "Vault 7" leak to the world.