Former White House cyber director: Expect another Shadow Brokers incident
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
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
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
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.