The German government today could not confirm the authenticity of data on internal CIA talks published by the Wikileaks website, according to which the US Consulate in Frankfurt was used as an outpost for hacking targets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
According to Reuters, German media, they came in possession of documents stating that the US Consulate in the German city of Frankfurt was used as a “big hacked base”.
A spokeswoman for the German Foreign Ministry said the German government was in contact with the US authorities on the issue.
According to WikiLeaks’ latest discoveries, the CIA installed a special hacking unit in the middle of Germany that prepares cyber attacks on targets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Wikileaks began publishing the whole documentation on the work of this unit under the name of “Cupola 7: CIA Hacking Tools Discovered” and, as it is said, the most comprehensive documentation of its kind in history.
The platform states that the aforementioned unit is called the “Development Engineering Group” (EDG) and is part of the CIA, which, with some 5,000 employees, operates as a Center for Cyber Spyware and is located in Langley, Virginia.
The documents in question come from a 16,000-page hacker handbook and are located on non-Internet-connected CIA servers, but with a particularly well-established intranet network called DEVLAN.
The British court refused to withdraw the arrest warrant for the founder of WikiLeaks on Tuesday, leaving his status unchanged after more than five years in the Ecuador Embassy in London.