“A historic act of devastating incompetence” is how Julian Assange describes the CIA’s handling of the extremely High Security data which began to be published by his organization on March 7, 2017, in the largest-ever publication of Confidential documents on the Agency and they’ve only just started.
In case you missed it, here it is, from the horse’s mouth: WikiLeaks’ Press Conference on Vault 7, Year Zero and the CIA, held on March 9, 2017.
Assange begins by describing how reckless it was for the CIA “To have created this arsenal and to have stored it in one place and not secured it. WikiLeaks discovered it as a result of it being passed around among various members of the Intelligence Community. In short: “The Central Intelligence Agency lost control of its entire cyber-weapons arsenal.”
For ten minutes, he goes into a detailed overview of this discovery and its implications. Among the implications is that the very nature of cyber-weapons makes them insecure because they must be deployed on the Internet to be used, which makes them inherently hackable.
Assange assures viewers that his goal with this publication is to make the Internet more secure. Then he addresses questions which he’s received from the Mainstream Media for an additional 50 minutes.