Wikileaks has released information about Marble which allows CIA hackers to appear to be from another country.
By releasing information about Marble, Wikileaks raises question about what we think we know about foreign hackers. In the first installment of the Vault 7 releases, they had already raised the possibility that CIA hackers could pretend to be Russian. But Marble shows that they have a tool kit for posing as Russians or hackers from another country.
According to Wikileaks, Marble is the name of a “Framework” that enables the CIA to make sure that anything in it’s bag of cybertricks gets attributed to someone else.
Marble does this by hiding (“obfuscating”) text fragments used in CIA malware from visual inspection. This is the digital equivallent of a specalized CIA tool to place covers over the english language text on U.S. produced weapons systems before giving them to insurgents secretly backed…