Wikileaks' latest document dump provided details about some scary-sounding projects being run out of the CIA.
So, can you pick out which of these is the ~real~ CIA program name and which are the imposters?
Who doesn't love a cannoli?
Cannolis are a wonderful dessert made out a tube-shaped cookie filled with cream. Apparently someone in the Network Devices Branch loves cannoli as much as this guy.
EGG MCMUFFINMCNUGGETMCRIBBIG MAC
McNuggets are delicious, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The singular MCNUGGET is also the name of a tool in the list of projects targeting iPhones.
Cotton CandyJelly BeansPopcornLollipop
Hacking is kind of like the sugar high you get from cotton candy, I guess. Curiously, the Cotton Candy tool is part of a larger project called Pterodactyl. Why? Didn't you know that cave men used cotton candy as bait for flying dinosaurs? Yeah, me neither.
Pulp FictionTokyo DriftMatrixFight Club
Fight Club is a movie about a man with a split personality who attends support groups and concocts a plan to erase debt by blowing up buildings and destroying credit card records. What the choice about the hyper-masculine movie by the CIA says about them is up for interpretation.
DogeConspiracy KeanuPhilosoraptorI Can Has Cheezburger
The CIA is wise, just like philosoraptor? At least that's what the namers of this program seemed to think.
Curious CatDangerous DragonMagical MuttFriendly Frog
We all wish our dogs had magical powers tbh, so it makes sense that the CIA would be drawn to this name.
Lo! The CIA hackers also seem to have a thing for names that could've come from Dungeons and Dragons or the next Game of Thrones. MagicVikings is the right answer here, but don't you wish it were FireDragons?
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