In two blog posts today, Microsoft announced it issued new security patches for Windows XP users to protect them against "potential nation-state activity" that could cause "destructive cyber attacks" similar to the WannaCry outbreak that hit users last month.
A group of security researchers have set up a Patreon page to raise funds necessary to buy their way into the first batch of monthly exploit the Shadow Brokers promised on Tuesday.
In a message posted online early this morning, the Shadow Brokers — the cyber-espionage group believed to have stolen hacking tools from the NSA — announced new details about their upcoming "monthly dump service."
Cyber-security firm enSilo has released a patch for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that will protect against attacks via ESTEEMAUDIT, a hacking tool dumped online by the Shadow Brokers last month, and allegedly developed by the NSA.
Today, the Shadow Brokers have published a new message teasing new exploits for people who register for a new membership program the group has announced for next month, June 2017.
Ransomware scum are using an SMB exploit leaked by the Shadow Brokers last month to fuel a massive ransomware outbreak that exploded online today, making victims all over the world in huge numbers.
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.