CIA Counterintelligence Launches WikiLeaks Task Force aka (WTF)
December 24, 2010
(ChattahBox US News) – While military intelligence has always been a running joke as a contradiction in terms, the CIA’s Counterintelligence Center has launched a task force that seems will be the butt of jokes, for it’s truth in advertising per say. The Central Intelligence Agency has launched a dedicated WikiLeaks Task Force – referred to by agents as WTF (a very popular Internet abbreviation), to assess the impact of 250000 leaked United States diplomatic cables. A U.S. official told PCMag, “Some might say the acronym is regrettable. Perhaps we should consider that the CIA has a sense of humor after all.” The CIA director has asked the task force to examine ‘whether the latest release of WikiLeaks documents might affect the agency’s foreign relationships or operations’, CIA spokesman George Little tells the Washington Post. The CIA employs software measures to minimize the chance of a WikiLeaks-like leak, warnings to administrators whenever a large amount of data is downloaded. And most of the CIA’s computers are not equipped to allow the use of a removable drive. The CIA has come out relatively unscathed from the massive leak of documents from WikiLeaks so far, partly because it refused to make its intelligence reports available on a network that’s used by the Pentagon.