In case you haven’t had your dose of paranoia fuel today, WikiLeaks released new information concerning a CIA malware program called “Grasshopper,” that specifically targets Windows.The Grasshopper framework was (is?) allegedly used by the CIA to make custom malware payloads. According to the user guide:Grasshopper is a software tool used to build custom installers for target computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems.Ever been to a tech festival?
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