WikiLeaks released new documents from the Vault 7 plan, which contained information on a CIA project that targets SMS messages sent and received on Android devices, what appears to be a user’s guide for the HighRise project.
“Today, July 13th 2017, WikiLeaks publishes documents from the Highrise project of the CIA,” Wikileaks said in a statement.
“HighRise is an Android application designed for mobile devices running Android 4.0 to 4.3. It provides a redirector function for SMS messaging that could be used by a number of IOC tools that use SMS messages for communication between implants and listening posts,” WikiLeaks added.
The application must be manually run once when first installed. Following a reboot it will then run automatically, according to the user guide. It appears as an app on the targeted device with the name TideCheck, told RT news.
— Colm McGlinchey (@ColmMcGlinchey) July 13, 2017
The password to install the app is “inshallah” according to the docs, the Arabic language translation of the expression “God Willing.”
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