Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Is There A CIA Base In Frankfurt, Germany?

The Consulate General of the United States of America is pictured in Frankfurt, Germany March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Spiegel Online: CIA Spies May Also Operate in Frankfurt

WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents pertaining to CIA efforts at global surveillance, including a tool to transform smart-TVs into a powerful spying device. The documents indicate that some of the CIA spying may be done from Frankfurt.

The whistleblower platform WikiLeaks has published new material seemingly providing fresh insight into the spying practices of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Shortly after 2 p.m. Central European Time, 8,761 documents and files were made available pertaining to systematic CIA infiltration of computers around the world.

According to a WikiLeaks press release, the cache of documents, christened "Vault 7" by organization, provides an overview of the CIA's secret hacking arsenal, including malware, viruses, Trojans and the targeted exploitation of systemic weaknesses, referred to as "Zero Day Exploits" in the parlance. The documents indicate that the tools enable the CIA to breach Apple iPhones, Android devices from Google, Windows computers and even televisions.

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WNU Editor: The German government will be wanting answers ... German Prosecutor to Start Probe if Wrongdoing Seen in Wikileaks CIA Cache (VOA).

Update: That is one big U.S. consulate compound in Frankfurt.

More News On Wikileaks Revelation That There Is A Major CIA Base In Frankfurt

German government says takes issue of CIA leaks seriously -- Reuters
CIA used Frankfurt consulate to spy on Europeans -- EU Observer
German government demands answers from the US over WikiLeaks' claims there is a CIA listening post in Frankfurt as it attempts to verify leaked documents -- Daily Mail
Leaked CIA Documents Show Frankfurt As Regional Hub For Cyberespionage -- RFE
WikiLeaks says CIA docs reveal US consulate in Frankfurt as hacking base -- RT
WikiLeaks docs allege CIA can hack smartphones, expose Frankfurt listening post -- ABC News
U.S. officials aware of CIA security breach in 2016, say WikiLeaks papers authentic -- Reuters
WikiLeaks: US consulate in Frankfurt is CIA operations base for hackers covering Europe, Middle East and Africa -- Global Dispatch
This is why the CIA chose to set up their cyber spying operations in Frankfurt -- Geektime

1 comment:

Jay Farquharson said...

"In the case of Germany, the CIA and the rest of the U.S. intelligence community have been actively conducting so-called ‘unilateral’ intelligence collection operations inside the country since the end of World War II. The CIA’s huge German Station, which was headquartered for most of the 1950s in the massive I.G. Farben Building in downtown Frankfurt, closely monitored every move of the hundreds of Soviet and Eastern European diplomats, as well as activities of the German Communist Party, which CIA analysts believed took its marching orders from Moscow."