Shadow Brokers

Former White House cyber director: Expect another Shadow Brokers incident

by • 6 years ago

Another Shadow Brokers-like incident — in which unprecedented, older software vulnerabilities are indiscriminately posted online for everyone to see — should be expected in the “near future,” said former White House National Security Council Senior Director for Cybersecurity Ari Schwartz.

Random hackers are taking NSA-linked cyber weapons for a test drive

by • 6 years ago

Across the globe, opportunistic hackers are developing and now launching powerful cyber attacks using computer code copied from a trove of leaked cyber weapons reportedly once used by the NSA, security firms and researchers tell FedScoop.

Experts: Exposed NSA cyberweapons posted for auction appear legit

by • 6 years ago

Cyber weapons supposedly stolen from an elite team of NSA-affiliated hackers by a mysterious group calling themselves the Shadow Brokers appear both legitimate and functional, cybersecurity experts and affected technology vendors tell FedScoop.

Hackers claim to have stolen cyberweapons from NSA

by • 6 years ago

A mysterious group named the Shadow Brokers is claiming to have​ breached an elite hacking team, known as Equation Group, that is reportedly affiliated with the NSA. The news broke Monday morning when the self-named group posted a downloadable sample of exploit code, supposedly detailing several offensive cyber tools reportedly once used by the NSA.