Last quote by Nicholas Weaver
Mistrust of attribution would make hacking easier, since it means retribution is harder. You need to have attribution for retribution, both to know that you are retaliating against the right actor and to convince the public you are justified in doing so if it is a public retaliation.feedback
May 16 2017
Nicholas Weaver has most recently been quoted in an article called WikiLeaks’ latest release of CIA cyber tools could blow the cover on agency hacking operations. Nicholas Weaver said, “This appears to be one of the most technically damaging leaks ever done by WikiLeaks, as it seems designed to directly disrupt ongoing CIA operations and attribute previous operations.”. Nicholas Weaver has been quoted a grand total of 8 times in 5 articles.
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Quotes by Nicholas Weaver
Mar 31 2017
This appears to be one of the most technically damaging leaks ever done by WikiLeaks, as it seems designed to directly disrupt ongoing CIA operations and attribute previous operations.feedback
Mar 22 2017
It's weird, because it doesn't match a conventional threat model. If you assume the attacker is interested in turning a laptop into a bomb, it would work just as well in the cargo hold. If you're worried about hacking, a cellphone is a computer.feedback
Mar 08 2017
It's not some huge crisis.feedback
Mar 08 2017
By doing this dump in such detail, whoever has released this data has basically given the CIA a road map about how to find this data was taken in the first place because now they know where it was taken from and what time it was taken - probably the single day if not hour and that leads you to how it got taken and who took it.feedback
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