Microsoft's Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith has penned a blog post today, accusing the NSA of stockpiling exploits, failing to protect its hacking tools, and indirectly causing the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.
DOUBLEPULSAR, one of the NSA hacking tools leaked last Friday by the Shadow Brokers, has been used in the wild by ordinary hackers, who infected over 36,000 computers across the world.
The developer of the AES-NI ransomware claims that the recent "success" he's been enjoying is due to the NSA exploits leaked last week by the Shadow Brokers group.
Earlier today, Microsoft concluded an investigation which it started yesterday after a mysterious group of hackers known as The Shadow Brokers dumped a trove of Windows exploits online, as part of a plan started last year and aimed at ousting the Equation Group cyber-espionage group as the NSA.
On Good Friday and ahead of the Easter holiday, the Shadow Brokers have dumped a new collection of files, containing what appears to be exploits and hacking tools targeting Microsoft's Windows OS and evidence the Equation Group had gained access to servers and targeted the SWIFT banking system of several banks across the world.
The Shadow Brokers (TSB) are back, and they've released the password for the rest of the hacking tools they claim to have stolen from the NSA last year.
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) filed official charges today against Harold Thomas Martin III, 52, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, for stealing over 50TB of documents from several US government agencies, including documents labeled as Top Secret.
Infamous hacking outfit Shadow Brokers announced today plans to retire and go dark after failing once more to sell the bulk of their hacking tools.
The Shadow Brokers, a group of hackers that have stolen exploits and hacking tools from the National Security Agency (NSA), are now selling some of these tools, which include Windows exploits and antivirus bypass tools, on a website hidden on the ZeroNet network.
Security researchers have uncovered a "strong connection" between a mysterious data dump and a group of hackers known as the Equation Group who are believed to be working for the United States National Security Agency. This connection indicates that the data dump does indeed containing information that belonged to the Equation Group.