NSA Pwned by The Shadow Brokers?


For those of you who haven’t heard yet, a hacker group named The Shadow Brokers have purportedly acquired several hacking tools which are proprietary to the National Security Administration (NSA). They claim to have compromised Equation Group, which is an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) that is supposedly affiliated with the NSA. If we have learned anything from Equation Group, we know that the tools which were potentially misappropriated from the NSA are possibly highly sophisticated weapons-grade malware such as Stuxnet. The Shadow Brokers are requesting a whopping $568 million USD worth of bitcoins for the release of the stolen NSA data they have obtained.

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