CIA Hunting Mole Who Revealed Secrets To Wikileaks
The intelligence community is hunting for a mole in its midst who revealed classified hacking tools to Wikileaks, CBS News reports.
The joint CIA-FBI investigation is targeting a CIA employee or private security contractor who had access to the material.
“By outsourcing components of national security and intelligence matters to contractors, the U.S. is relying far too much on the vetting procedures of private companies,” U.S.-based intelligence advisory firm The Soufan Group warned Thursday in an email to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“Given the sheer number of individuals with access to classified information and databases — both within government and among private contractors — the proliferation of leaks is unlikely to subside any time soon,” they wrote.
The leak drew a sharp response from CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who characterized Wikileaks as “a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.”