Wikileaks Alleges Years of CIA D-Link and Linksys Router Hacking Via ‘Cherry Blossom’ Program

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    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

    Wikileaks released details of what it claims is a CIA-developed wireless router hacking program targeting home wireless routers and business wireless networks. The program is called Cherry Blossom and leverages custom router firmware called FlyTrap, according to the organization’s latest leak posted Thursday.

    “Cherry Blossom provides a means of monitoring the Internet activity of, and performing software exploits on, targets of interest,” according to the report.

    The release is part of its ongoing Vault 7 leaks that began in March and have continued almost weekly exposing CIA activities and capabilities.

    According to the documents, the CIA created modified router firmware called FlyTrap that could be installed on routers remotely. Once successfully installed, FlyTrap would then monitor the target’s internet traffic and scan for “email addresses, chat usernames, MAC addresses and VoIP numbers.” FlyTrap also allowed government agents to redirect traffic to desirable sites.

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