Wikileaks Vault 7: Latest Documents Show Android Malware From CIA

Wikileaks published another set of documents Thursday. The latest release of files purportedly from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) details a piece of malicious software for Android devices.

The malware, referred to as Highrise, can redirect or intercept text messages sent to a target’s phone, allowing a CIA agent to access it before it lands in the inbox of the person it was intended for.

According to the description provided by Wikileaks, HighRise acts as a proxy server for text messages, bouncing the messages to internet “listening posts” that allow an agent to intercept them.

Source: IBTimes