CouchPotato: WikiLeaks Vault 7 Leak
August 10, 2017
Shah Sheikh (1294 articles)

CouchPotato: WikiLeaks Vault 7 Leak

WikiLeaks has published another Vault 7 leak where the CIA spy on video streams remotely.

The document released by WikiLeaks states how the CIA agents use remote tool to stealthy collect RTSP/H.264 video streams and is called CouchPotato.

RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) is a network control protocol designed for use in entertainment and communication systems for controlling streaming media servers.

CouchPotato utilizes FFmpeg for video and image encoding and decoding and RTSP connectivity. The tool works without leaving any evidence on the targeted system as it is designed to support ICE v3 Fire and Collect loader, where the in-memory execution technique is used and does not write the module code to the disk.

The document does not say how exactly does the CIA penetrate into a targeted system.

Source: WikiLeaks