LONDON, March 9 (Xinhua) -- WikiLeaks website founder Julian Assange on Thursday said U.S. security body the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was "incompetent" in allowing its computer hacking devices to be stored where it could be hacked.
According to several media sources, Assange said in an interview broadcast on the internet that the CIA "had lost control of its entire cyber weapons arsenal".
Assange continued: "This is a historic act of devastating incompetence to have created such an arsenal and stored it all in one place and not secured it."
On Tuesday, the WikiLeaks website had released what it said were documents which detailed the cyber hacking activities of the CIA.
The Independent Newspaper website, a British news source, reported that Assange had said he wanted to allow tech companies to have access to the cyber hacking tools in order to create software fixes.
Assange said: "WikiLeaks has a lot more information about what has been going on with this cyber weapons program.
"After considering what we think is the best way to proceed and hearing these calls from some of the manufacturers, we have decided to work with them and to give them some exclusive access to the additional technical details that we have so that fixes can be developed and pushed out so that people can be secured," he said.
Assange is trapped inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London's Knightsbridge district where he sought refuge after jumping bail from the English court system in June 2012.