WikiLeaks has claimed the CIA planned to hack cars and trucks to carry out assassinations.
The secretive organisation said the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency used the phone’s geolocation software to tap into vehicle control systems in modern cars.
The hacking organisation made the statement as it announced a huge release of confidential documents from the CIA as part of its mysterious Year Zero series, founder Julian Assange claimed.
It claims the CIA has been carrying out a global covert hacking program that exploits US and European companies.
It claims these include Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows and even Samsung TVs, which it says “are turned into covert microphones.”
Mr Assange was set to speak about Year Zero on Facebook today, but a livestream of the event was reportedly hacked. It is not clear when the event has been rescheduled to.