CIA, FBI launch manhunt for leaker who gave top-secret documents to WikiLeaks

by cbsnews
April 20, 2017

The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation into one of the worst security breaches in CIA history, which exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smartphones, smart televisions and computer systems.

Sources familiar with the investigation say it is looking for an insider — either a CIA employee or contractor — who had physical access to the material. The agency has not said publicly when the material was taken or how it was stolen.

Much of the material was classified and stored in a highly secure section of the intelligence agency, but sources say hundreds of people would have had access to the material. Investigators are going through those names.

The trove was published in March by the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks.

7 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • GW says:

    I thought everything was done by the Russians.

  • Deb Sunshine Hanna says:

    Now if Wiki Leaks didn’t have the truth about the Clintons and other democrats, they could care a less. They are still blaming Wiki Leaks for the loss of Clinton and refuse to see that she did it all herself.

  • Ken says says:

    Thank God for WikiLeaks – without them our EMPLOYEES would be running insanely out of control – they snoop and gather all the personal information on the Citizens (Taxpayers) that they work for – that’s us! Anyone that has any “smart stuff” in their house is inviting them in to track their every move (going to bathroom, making coffee or having sex) – our smart TV has a manual switch that it is plugged into and it is shut off when TV not in use. Turning off the TV with the power switch still leaves all the snoop devices built into the set operating. The only way to stay ahead of the surveillance is to get educated on what the stuff in your house can do to you.

  • Jean Langford M. says:


  • TexRancher says:

    Gone are the days when the security of this country was the greatest issue. We were taught from elementary school about loyalty to the country. What’s happening in our public schools now are undermining that security. These people are getting into sensitive positions that shouldn’t be and Obama is a prime example! He and his socialist party are working against our Constitution, our Freedoms and our way of life in general to foster their control over us! This issue is just an example how far we have fallen!

    Don’t forget that it was Jimma Carter who sold out our intelligence networks built during and after WW II. He said “I don’t believe covert operations are Christian like”! Then he named names and got people killed who were working for us!

    1. Mike N says:

      Don’t leave out Bill Clinton giving missile technology to China!!

  • CrustyOldGeezer says:

    Is Strobe Talbot still walking the streets as a free man?

    A friend of “bills”, strobe wrote a book that named names, dates, places and contact information on many CIA agents around the world.

    His book was pretty much a best seller to our enemies intelligent services around the world and we lost a number of GOOD PEOPLE, Some retired, some died and some still hide.

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