Among many significant things revealed in the ‘Year Zero’ drop of WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 is the CIA’s ability to apparently hack vehicles and conduct “undetectable assassinations.”
The related portion of WikiLeaks’ official press release on the leak reads:
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.
This has prompted several social media users to speculate on the nature of various prominent vehicular deaths — especially that of Michael Hastings.
Hastings was an investigative journalist known for covering several controversial stories. He died in a car accident in 2013, after which his wife revealed that he was working on a profile of CIA Director John Brennan.
Eerily, the morning of Hastings’ death, he reportedly asked his neighbor if he could borrow hers, fearing his had been tampered with. She declined. His car burst into flames hours later after ramming into a tree at 100 mph.
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WikiLeaks Latest Release Gives Weight to Michael Hastings Assassination Theories https://t.co/vJpcXby2qs
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