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posted by Fnord666 on Friday June 30 2017, @06:11PM   Printer-friendly
from the another-day-another-leak dept.

"Today, June 29th 2017, WikiLeaks publishes documents from the OutlawCountry project of the CIA that targets computers running the Linux operating system. OutlawCountry allows for the redirection of all outbound network traffic on the target computer to CIA controlled machines for ex- and infiltration purposes. The malware consists of a kernel module that creates a hidden netfilter table on a Linux target; with knowledge of the table name, an operator can create rules that take precedence over existing netfilter/iptables rules and are concealed from an user or even system administrator.

The installation and persistence method of the malware is not described in detail in the document; an operator will have to rely on the available CIA exploits and backdoors to inject the kernel module into a target operating system. OutlawCountry v1.0 contains one kernel module for 64-bit CentOS/RHEL 6.x; this module will only work with default kernels. Also, OutlawCountry v1.0 only supports adding covert DNAT rules to the PREROUTING chain."

-- Leaked Documents :

= OutlawCountry v1.0 User Manual

= OutlawCountry v1.0 Test Plan

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30 2017, @08:39PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30 2017, @08:39PM (#533680)

    Thank you for the info. One the one hand, it is the CIA's "job", but on the other hand you must understand why people around the world hate the US so much. These revelations just feed their flames of hate and resentment of what essentially is an out-of-control bully. No other way to interpret it.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30 2017, @11:09PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30 2017, @11:09PM (#533750)

    The CIA should have been abolished decades ago. But as an American citizen living under a two party system, I have no say over their "job".

  • (Score: 2) by jmorris on Saturday July 01 2017, @06:21AM (1 child)

    by jmorris (4844) on Saturday July 01 2017, @06:21AM (#533832)

    Only the stupid ones. Everyone else knows EVERY nation state since the beginning of recorded history has had spies and this reality isn't going to change as long as humans are still basically flawed ("fallen" if you are of a religious bent) violent and tribal critters. Don't hate the player, hate the game. Or is it you hate us because we happen to be winning and you feel inferior? Don't worry, that isn't why your weenie is small, the CIA isn't putting secret sauce in your Mountain Dew.

    • (Score: 2) by lentilla on Saturday July 01 2017, @09:51AM

      by lentilla (1770) on Saturday July 01 2017, @09:51AM (#533872)

      By the same token, everyone knows that every society since the dawn of time has had its share of murderers. Of course, just because some people happen to be murderers does not mean that I need to be one. Just to be clear: just because one country employs spies does not mean another country needs spies.

      you hate us because we happen to be winning and you feel inferior?

      I believe the widespread dislike for the USA is that they act like a bunch of bullies that simply can't leave the rest of the world to go about their own business in their own way. The rest of the world would look more kindly on the United States if they simply stopped interfering.

      The language you used "you hate us because we happen to be winning" is curious. It's not a game: "us verses them". There are no "goodies" and "baddies". We are; all of us; brothers and sisters. As for "winning"... my goodness! If by "winning" you mean getting the largest share of the pie, leaving the others with the scraps and having the rest of the world really, really, dislike your team? Then sure, you're winning.