WikiLeaks: CIA Explored Car Hacking To Carry Out “Undetectable Assassinations” – The Story of Michael Hastings

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It’s pretty crazy to think that ANY electronic device you own can be “hacked” and turned into a listening device – your Iphone, AppleWatch, Samsung laptop. Even scarier – you WON’T know and it can be hacked EVEN IF your device is turned off.  Even work on your car can be hacked! That’s right!

Kind of makes you wonder about “conveniently timed” accidents doesn’t it? The recent documents released from WikiLeaks  “reveal that the Central Intelligence Agency explored hacking the control systems of modern vehicles, potentially to carry out “undetectable assassinations”.

WOW! Remember back in 2013, when a journalist named Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks and was going to inform them he was under FBI investigation? Well, unfortunately he was killed just hours before he was going to meet with WikiLeaks. Coincidence? Or a CIA hacked vehicle?


H/T Heavy:

It was revealed today by the WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 leak that the Central Intelligence Agency may have car hacking capabilities, leading online conspiracists to further the claims that journalist Michael Hastings was murdered by the CIA.

Here’s the information from WikiLeaks:

As of October 2014 the CIA was also looking at infecting the vehicle control systems used by modern cars and trucks. The purpose of such control is not specified, but it would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations.

Here’s information to help you remember who Michael Hastings was.

Hastings died on June 18, 2013, in a fiery high-speed automobile crash in his Mercedes C250 Coupé following the publication of “Why Democrats Love to Spy On Americans” on BuzzFeed. Hastings had been a vocal critic of the Obama administration. Following his death, former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard A. Clarke said that Hastings’ crash was consistent with a “car cyber attack.”

Clark told the Huffington Post, “What has been revealed as a result of some research at universities is that it’s relatively easy to hack your way into the control system of a car, and to do such things as cause acceleration when the driver doesn’t want acceleration, to throw on the brakes when the driver doesn’t want the brakes on, to launch an air bag… You can do some really highly destructive things now, through hacking a car, and it’s not that hard.”

According to CW6 San Diego, Hastings claimed to have received a death threat prior to the crash by a staff member at the McChrystal Group about a critical passage in his book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. The McChrystal Group is an advisory firm started by retired United States Army general Stanley Allen McChrystal.

McChrystal’s last military assignment was in Afghanistan.

CW6 also reported that Hastings was investigating CIA Director John Brennan for an upcoming exposé before his death.

San Diego 6 News also reported on a purported email from a CIA contractor which said Brennan was behind “witch hunts of investigative journalists” and someone from the White House was targeting anyone printing material “negative to the Obama agenda.” 

According to even an earlier article from Fox News,

“…WikiLeaks said Hastings, 33, had contacted one of their attorneys, Jennifer Robinson, (shortly before his death, saying he believed the FBI was investigating him. Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian reporter who broke the Edward Snowden leaks, tweeted that Hastings was working on a story about Democrats and the NSA. In the past, Hastings had also written hard-hitting stories on the CIA, David Petraeus and drone strikes.

Police said he was driving his Mercedes at more than 100 MPH down Highland Boulevard in Hollywood at about 4am local time Tuesday. The car apparently smashed into a tree and burst into flames.

So Hastings car was going over 100 mph, but there were NO skid marks.

Mere hours before the fiery car crash that took his life, journalist Michael Hastings sent an email to friends and colleagues urging them to get legal counsel if they were approached by federal authorities.

 Still want more evidence? According to Fox News,

Hey [redacted] the Feds are interviewing my ‘close friends and associates,'” read the message dated June 17 at 12:56 p.m. from Hastings to editors at the website BuzzFeed, where he worked.

“Perhaps if the authorities arrive ‘BuzzFeed GQ’, er HQ, may be wise to immediately request legal counsel before any conversations or interviews about our news-gathering practices or related journalism issues.”

Hastings added that he was onto a big story and that he would, “need to go off the radat [radar] for a bit,” according to KTLA in Los Angeles.

Then,…15 hours later…..33-year-old, Michael Hastings was dead. His body burned beyond recognition.

Coincidence? Or is this real evidence of WikiLeaks ‘Vault 7″ and a “car hacking” or “undetectable assassination”?

At Rolling Stone, his colleague Tim Dickinson wrote that Michael “will be remembered for his enthusiastic breaches of the conventions of access journalism.”

Dickinson added,

If he were still alive….

“He’d still be coaching, still be helping colleagues achieve their ambitions, and still making time for his friends, to discuss grave matters or just laugh for a while (or both at the same time). Then there’re the expectations for the important work he would have produced. The journalism industry, the country and the world are worse off for losing him. He was a model journalist just as he was a model friend—it’s impossible to know which he was better at. He will be sorely missed.”

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