A Chinese security firm released a detailed report about what it says is malware created by Equation Group, a hacking group widely believed to be the NSA.
In a blog post, FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia said the company was targeted by "a nation with top-tier offensive capabilities."
Even though the Shadow Brokers told customers to use privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash, researchers may have found clues pointing to who tried to buy more of the group's wares.
Say hello to WannaMine.
An anonymous researcher has been able to identify the email address of people who have subscribed to the monthly dump service by the mysterious hacking group.
Maybe this is why there are a bunch of alleged NSA hacking tools floating around the internet.
Using a Patreon to raise cash to buy Zcash to obtain alleged state-level exploits to stop the next wave of ransomware infecting hospitals. The future is weird.
The ransomware samples without the kill switch do not pose the same threat to the public
Researchers have found a hidden gem inside the treasure trove of the new alleged NSA hacking tools dumped by the Shadow Brokers.
And the three remaining exploits are only designed for unsupported systems, the company says.
Thanks to the Shadow Brokers, any hacker can now easily attack and pwn millions of Windows computers on the internet.