GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

WASHINGTON, Mar 8 (FAM) – WikiLeaks on Tuesday released thousands of documents that it said revealed the secret tools the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has used to hack people’s smartphones, computer operating systems and even smart TVs.

A statement from the anti-secrecy organization said that the 8,761 documents were obtained from “an isolated, high-security network” situated inside the CIA’s hacking division, the Center for Cyber Intelligence, in Langley, Virgina, cited by Xinhua.

“Code-named ‘Vault 7’ by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency,” the statement said, noting the leaks detailed “the scope and direction of the CIA’s global covert hacking program.”