Judging by a recent court filing, at least some of the CIA files Wikileaks published earlier this month are genuine, because the government pushed back against having them admitted in court due to the documents' classified content.
The files Wikileaks published include details on how the CIA allegedly developed malware for smart TVs, had access to a series of iOS exploits, and apparently borrowed code from public malware samples.
Moss, the national security attorney, added, "Based solely on the language in the Court's order, I would argue that the Government (whether deliberately or unwittingly) confirmed the authenticity of the specific documents produced by the defendants." Patrick Toomey, a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, wouldn't comment on whether the filing indicated a confirmation of the CIA documents or not, but told Motherboard in an email, "What's troubling in this case and others is that the government seems to want to have it both ways.
It refuses to officially confirm the authenticity of documents published in the press, but it then relies on the fact that the documents are classified in order to bar defendants and others from relying on these publicly available materials in court." In a Twitter direct message, Wikileaks told Motherboard that the apparent authentication was no surprise.
They did, however, express concern to the court that some of the documents might be classified based solely on the markings on some of the documents." Subscribe to pluspluspodcast , Motherboard's new show about the people and machines that are building our future.