The leaked NSA hacking tool that will wreak havoc for years to come

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A powerful hacking tool original used by the National Security Agency and subsequently leaked in April by the Shadow Brokers will give defenders problems for years to come as hackers continue to adopt and repurpose the malicious computer code, experts and former U.S. intelligence officials tell CyberScoop. The tool, codenamed…


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EternalRocks Worm Exploits 7 NSA Hacking Tools

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Cyber security researchers have identified a potential WannaCry successor WannaCry looks to have a successor born out of the use of seven allegedly leaked NSA SMB (Server Message Block) hacking tools rather than two. Dubbed EternalRocks, the malware in the form of a worm was discovered by Miroslav Stampar, a…


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CIA’s Windows XP to Windows 10 malware: WikiLeaks reveals Athena

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The latest file revealed in WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 catalog of CIA hacking toolkit is Athena, a surveillance tool apparently designed to capture communications from Windows XP to Windows 10 machines. Details of the Athena malware are available in a document allegedly created by the CIA in November 2015. The malware…


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Shadow Brokers threaten to unleash more hacking tools

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The hacking group that says data they released facilitated the WannaCry ransomware attack has threatened to leak a new wave of hacking tools they claim to have stolen from the US National Security Agency. The so-called Shadow Brokers, who claimed responsibility for releasing NSA tools that were used to spread…


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FBI iPhone Hacking Tools: Agency Paid $900K To Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s Phone, Senator Reveals

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The FBI paid $900,000 to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., revealed during questioning of Director James Comey. “I was so struck when San Bernardino happened and you made overtures to allow that device to be opened, and then the FBI had…


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WikiLeaks exposes CIA’s ‘Archimedes’ tool for hacking local area networks

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WHISTLEBLOWING DOCUMENT FOUNDATION WikiLeaks has outed another malware tool that it claims was created by the CIA in order to penetrate devices located on a local area network (LAN). The latest leak revolves around ‘Archimedes’, a tool that facilitates the redirection of traffic from a target computer inside a LAN…


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Personal Security Takes A Hit With Public Release Of NSA’s Hacking Toolkit

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Former members of Team Espionage recently expressed their concern that the Shadow Brokers’ dump of NSA Windows exploits had done serious damage to the security of the nation. The unwanted exposure of NSA power tools supposedly harmed intelligence gathering efforts, even though the tools targeted outdated operating systems and network…


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Chinese, Russian hackers adapting latest Shadow Brokers exploits, tools

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Mentions of exploits and tools released by the Shadow Brokers hacker group have been cropping up increasingly on Chinese- and Russian-language websites, indicating that weaponization is imminent. Shadow Brokers, most known for the August 2016 release of NSA tools and exploits, released its latest batch of malware April 15. Reverse…


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Expedia IT bod gets all-expenses-paid trip to prison after hacking execs’ emails for profit

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An ex-Expedia IT admin has been fined and jailed for 15 months after he spied on the emails of the travel giant’s top brass to make insider trades. According to documents filed in the US district court of Seattle, Washington, Jonathan Ly was hired by Expedia in March 2013 as…


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WikiLeaks reveals CIA’s Weeping Angel tool for hacking Samsung TVs

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WikiLeaks continues to release documents that reveal various hacking tools used by the CIA. After the HIVE revelations just over a week ago, the group has followed up with details of operations that were mentioned in the very first batch of Vault 7 leaks — hacking Samsung televisions to listen…


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Leaked NSA hacking tools are a hit on the dark web

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Underground hackers are now sharing, promoting and working to adopt executable computer code evident in NSA documents that were published last week by the Shadow Brokers, private sector intelligence analysts tell CyberScoop. Tutorials on how to utilize some of the tools began appearing the same day the NSA documents were…


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‘Amateurish’ espionage campaign launched with leaked Hacking Team tools

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A mysterious group appears to be relying on hacking tools that were originally stolen from Italian surveillance company Hacking Team — and leaked online two years ago — to spy on European government officials, think tanks and journalists, according to new research published Thursday by cybersecurity firm F-Secure. Dubbed the…


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Shadow Brokers dump contained Solaris hacking tools

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After the Shadow Brokers group opened up its archive of exploits allegedly stolen from the United States National Security Agency, security experts found a nasty surprise waiting for Solaris administrators. The Register reported that the dumped Shadow Broker files reference two programs, Extremeparr and Ebbisland, that would let attackers obtain…


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NSA Hacking Tools Leak Online But Are ‘The Shadow Brokers’ About To Be Unmasked?

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You may not know much about The Shadow Brokers – a secretive and mysterious…no-one is quite sure but let’s say…group of hackers with alleged NSA data but you probably will over the coming days. While some believe the group to be a disgruntled intelligence agent, others say Russia and others…


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Carleton University students urged to change passwords after hacking tools discovered

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Carleton University students are encouraged to change their passwords after key-logging devices were found in six university computers across three buildings. Keystroke loggers capture information typed into a computer, and can therefore record usernames and passwords used to log into various platforms. Keystroke loggers are especially hard to detect because…


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Google affiliate Jigsaw offers election hacking protection tools

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An organization affiliated with Google is offering tools that news organizations and election-related sites can use to protect themselves from hacking. Jigsaw, a research arm of Google parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL.O), says that free and fair elections depend on access to information. . To ensure such access, Jigsaw says,…


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FBI says it can’t release iPhone hacking tool because it might still be useful

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Justice Dept. officials say that details of a hacking tool used to access a terrorist’s iPhone should not be released because it may still be “useful” to federal investigators. The government is fighting a case against three news organizations, including the Associated Press, which are fighting to release details of…


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WikiLeaks To Provide Tech Companies With Info On CIA Hacking Tools

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The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange held a press conference on Thursday morning to announce that they will be giving information they have obtained on the CIA’s hacking capabilities to tech companies. Assange said the organization will give details to let technology companies “develop fixes” before the information is published…


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WhatsApp, Signal, ProtonMail safe from CIA hacking tools

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Top secure messaging and email apps are said to be safe from CIA hacking tools, but organisations are urged to assess their own vulnerability if the tools were to fall into the hands of cyber criminals. WikiLeaks has published details of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) hacking tools for most…


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Global Run Of Cyberattacks Linked To North Korea

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It looks like a wave of cyberattacks targeting FIs in the U.S., Mexico, the U.K. and, most recently, Poland, may originate from the same source as the hack attacks against Sony in 2014. According to researchers, the most recent wave of attacks shares traits with the Sony hack. The hallmark…


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