Watched by the ‘Weeping Angels’: How Samsung TV viewers were ‘recorded via their sets by British and US spies who hacked into devices with a virus named after eerie Doctor Who villains’

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
By Paul Martin

Site published 8,761 secret US government files detailing hacking techniques
It was called ‘Weeping Angel’ – after stone statue killer monsters from Dr Who
WikiLeaks claims documents show CIA can bug your TV and control your car
Among files was US-UK operation which showed how to turn TV into spy device
Instructions said TV could be switched off but actually used to monitor targets

8 March 2017

British spies helped the CIA find a way to convert ‘smart’ TVs into secret microphones using a codename inspired by Doctor Who killer monsters called ‘Weeping Angels’.

MI5 worked with their US counterparts to develop software that convinced people their sets were switched off when in fact they were on and recording every word they say.

British spies has been central to developing the hack of TVs connected to the internet, according to WikiLeaks.

The spooks also chose to name it after to Weeping Angels from Doctor Who – monsters who pretended to be stone statues before creeping up on unsuspecting victims.

US intelligence has also devised a method of remotely controlling cars and crashing them, leaked data claims.

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