New WikiLeaks Dump Uncovers CIA Malware Infecting Windows Boot Sector

September 1, 2017

Via: Softpedia

WikiLeaks has just revealed another secret CIA project used to compromise Windows systems, this time targeting the operating system boot sector to then allow for deploying more payloads.

Codenamed project Angelfire, the hacking tools were aimed at Windows XP and Windows 7 and consisted of 5 different tools that worked together to compromise a system.

First of all, it’s Solartime, a malware component whose primary goal is to modify the boot sector to load a second module called Wolfcreek and consisting of a set of drivers that enable dumping other payloads like drivers and applications.

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