There has been much thought over the past few years about hacking technology since it’s being placed in everything, but now those speculations are a little bit more real.
In the recent dump of documents by Wikileaks, one topic revealed that the CIA was looking into technology that would hack the control system of modern cars. It stands to reason if they could successfully perform a hack (which is likely), they could perform almost “undetectable assassinations”. In 2014 JEEP had to change their engine computers because two hackers were able to get into the engine computer and shut the vehicle down.
The information dump by Wikileaks came from a new whistleblower that many are naming Snowden 2.0. One of the documents released was regarding the CIA’s hope to hijack computers in vehicles. Wikileaks wrote about the hacking saying:
“As of October 2014 the CIA was also looking at infecting the vehicle control systems used by modern cars and trucks. The purpose of such control is not specified, but it would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations.”
While some of us may have seen this coming, the recent death of journalist Michael Hastings in 2013 makes it a little easier to believe. Hastings contacted Wikileaks hours before he died to tell them he was being investigated by the FBI. He was later killed in a high-speed collision in Los Angeles. With the recent release of documents, many are wondering if this was an assassination.
Hastings was “very paranoid” according to his friends and colleagues, but he was also onto a big story before he was killed. Another close friend told Infowars that Hastings home was visited by an “unnamed agency” the day before he died.
The connections between Hastings and the CIA grows even larger with the following details from Infowars:
“Former counter-terror czar Richard Clarke subsequently went on record to remark that the crash involving Hastings was ‘consistent with a car cyber attack.’”
“The fact that the CIA was exploring car hacking techniques in October 2014 obviously suggests that the technology has been an area of interest for the agency.”
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Credit: Info Wars