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WikiLeaks releases CIA tool to steal info intel allies already supposed to share

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WikiLeaks releases CIA tool to steal info intel allies already supposed to share

WikiLeaks on Thursday released an apparent CIA tool designed to make sure that the United States intelligence partners actually share biometric data they had agreed to share. 

“OTS/I2C [Office of Technical Service/Identity Intelligence Center] has an established effort to provide liaison services with a system that collects biometric information. ExpressLane v3.1.1, and supporting tools, was developed to support OTS/I2C in their efforts to verify that this data is also being shared with the Agency,” reads the user manual to the tool, titled ExpressLane. 

ExpressLane is designed to run on systems provided by the CIA to its partners for the program. It could either be installed in advance or handled via a software update. It is capable of disabling those systems if the partners do not meet the terms of their agreement. 

The cache of ExpressLane documents, which the CIA have not authenticated, is dated 2009. 

WikiLeaks first began its so-called “Vault 7” series of leaks of CIA hacking tools in March.

ExpressLane marks Vault 7’s twentieth installment.

This story was updated at 12:36 p.m.

 

 

 

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