In a tweet sent out Monday night, the whistleblowing organization announced the release of the ‘Vault 7’ torrent, with a passphrase to open it to come the following morning.
Twitter user @1080p discovered a hidden image under the original sent out by Wikileaks:
Further investigation revealed the image appears to be of a sculpture created by Jim Sanborn for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center:
And who is Jim Sanborn? According to Wikipedia, he’s ‘best known for his creating the encrypted Kryptos sculpture at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.’
It now seems clear the Vault 7 release will pertain to CIA operations in some capacity, though we’ll all have to wait until tomorrow morning to find out what exactly Wikileaks has been teasing all these months.
Update: The Vault 7 documents can be found here