Vault 7: WikiLeaks dumps reveal CIA's use of home router exploits

As featured in SC Magazine

Cyber Security


Ewan Lawson, senior fellow for military influence at the Royal United Services Institute, told SC, “It is unsurprising that an agency like the CIA would seek to exploit the vulnerability and obviously the utility of the exploit is now blown by WikiLeaks.” The key to protecting individuals against exploitation, he added, “is whether the vendor is not just releasing appropriate updates [for their products] but actively notifying users of the need to update. I was at an event last week where there was some criticism of MS [Microsoft] that whilst they released a critical update prior to WannaCry, they did not highlight its practical significance.”