Jihadists and Vault 7: What it Means for the Rest of Us

The so-called Vault 7 files released by Wikileaks that describe the Central Intelligence Agency’s electronic surveillance and cyber warfare capabilities continue to attract a significant amount of attention. In addition to the numerous reports and news stories about the leaks and associated consequences, some researchers have even gone so far as to draw connections between certain tools contained within the Vault 7 dump and cyber activity targeting countries around the world. Stripping away the rhetoric, fanfare, and hype, however, reveals one community to whom the Vault 7 revelations are particularly important: the jihadist community.

April 17, 2017