WikiLeaks on Thursday announced that it had released more Vault 7 documentation online, including details about several CIA projects to infect Apple's Mac computer firmware and operating system.

The site unloaded its first batch of stolen Vault 7 data earlier this month.

"Today's release appears to confirm that the CIA had developed tools to hack the iPhone well before most people ever owned one," warned Ed McAndrew, cybersecurity partner at Ballard Spahr and former cybercrimes prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Offices for the Eastern District of Virginia and for the District of Delaware.

"Infection within the supply chain illustrates how committed the agency was to widespread and persistent exploitation of these devices over the long term," McAndrew told TechNewsWorld.

"With malware development moving at light speed, it is frightening to think of how the CIA's hacking capabilities have likely advanced from back then to today," he added. "Unfortunately, this release may provide little that will be useful to Apple or its development partners in eliminating vulnerabilities in today's devices."

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