The CIA and FBI have launched a manhunt for a "traitor" suspected of leaking thousands of CIA hacking tools to WikiLeaks, CBS News reported.
The tools included the CIA's methods for hacking into smartphones and TVs. CBS' sources say the investigation is looking for an insider, possibly a CIA employee or contractor.
Hundreds of people would have had access to the material, despite being stored in a highly secure location. WikiLeaks has said the published tools came from former contractors.
Still working through the publication, but what @Wikileaks has here is genuinely a big deal. Looks authentic.— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) March 7, 2017
Edward Snowden said the tools looked "authentic" upon release.
WikiLeaks seemed to taunt the CIA's search on Twitter.
It is time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo blasted WikiLeaks in his first public comments as director.
The CIA has neither confirmed nor denied publicly the authenticity of what WikiLeaks released.