Wikileaks promised to disclose zero-day exploits used by CIA in spying and hacking smartphone users to the tech vendors, but after a week over, Wikileaks has not handed any information to the tech vendors.
Wikileaks leaked document of 8,791 that claimed belonged to CIA.
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange said during a Facebook Live press conference last week.
“We have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out,”.
Multiple reports told Motherboard that Wikileaks founder contacted Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech companies and instead of reporting bugs and exploits, he made some demands.
“WikiLeaks has made initial contact with us via firstname.lastname@example.org,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Motherboard in an email.
Tech giant Google and Apple did not respond to a request for comment.
Although it is still unclear that what has been demanded by the Wikileaks, but one of the sources mentioned a 90-day disclosure deadline.
As one of the demands by Wikileaks that tech companies required to issue a patch for the vulnerabilities within the three-month timeframe.
While tech giants Apple, Google and Microsoft said that their security updates had already fixed the vulnerabilities mentioned in the Vault 7, Companies also said that many of the vulnerabilities are outdated.
One Of The Anonymous Sources Said
“WikiLeaks and the government hold all the cards here, there’s not much the tech companies can do on their own besides rabidly looking through their code to look for any issues that might be related,”
Vault 7 is just a start of Wikileaks Year Zero disclosure, as the group promised to release more private information from the government and intelligence agencies in coming months.
The companies are not sure what to do next as they can be compromised from highly-classified documents and can be illegal.
Wikileaks, for now, hasn’t published the code and exploit that would let hacker to use, though some of the bugs are leaked.
Earlier CIA declined to comment on the authenticity of the documents released by Wikileaks