CIA hack of Samsung TVs was named after a Doctor Who monster

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WikiLeaks’ sudden dump of secret CIA documents includes a lot of detail on the exact methods the agency has been allegedly using to hack various devices. One of the more colorful descriptions is the tool created to hack Samsung smart TVs, which turned them into covert microphones.

The CIA called the hack “Weeping Angel.”

For any fan of the Doctor Who, the reference was clear. The Weeping Angels are a monster on the show, known for their peculiar ability: The Angels (which are evil, of course) can move lightning-fast, but only when no one is looking at them. As soon as you lock your gaze in their direction, they freeze, unable to move, resembling statues. …

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Via: Mashable: Tech

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