Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

Author

20 May, 2017

The group proposed a "monthly subscription model" for dumps, beginning in June - despite the fact that earlier plans to auction the vulnerabilities didn't pan out. According to reports, the fear is that the next such attack might not have a kill switch.

There's also the possibility of even more risky Shadow Broker releases in the coming months.

Things might take a turn for the worst because the collective hacking group known as The Shadow Brokers has revealed that they will be releasing more zero-day bugs and exploits.

The Washington Post reported that NSA officials had discussed whether EternalBlue was risky enough for them to reveal it to Microsoft.

"The ShadowBrokers is feeling like being very responsible party about Windows dump", Shadow Brokers wrote in the blog, in its usual freaky dialect.

It said is has always been about "the shadowbrokers vs theequation group", and implied the NSA is a cohort of tech companies like Microsoft. Shadow Brokers hinted that this problem could be prevented if NSA would pay for all the tools.

Tuesday's article doesn't say when NSA officials tipped off Microsoft.

More news: Timeless Uncancelled by NBC: Season 2 Ordered by Network

During the more than five years the NSA used EternalBlue's extraordinary powers to extract secrets from targeted computers, the Washington Post reported, some officials discussed whether the flaw was so risky they should reveal it to Microsoft.

Imagine a loot box - but for security exploits. The group said that the data would be locked behind a subscription fee, but, beyond that, they do not care who buys the data or for what objective it is used.

The move highlights the growing commercial sophistication of groups such as Shadow Brokers, which has already demonstrated a fearsome technical ability to compromise the world's top intelligence agencies. Now the group has said that if they found anyone who would is ready to buy they would also exploit the new browsers, Windows 10 OS or any other money transfer system.

Microsoft had previously patched the vulnerability, but many computers had not installed the updates and were left exposed. Is being like wine of month club.

The group also promised to include compromised financial data from the SWIFT global payment order system, used by banks to transfer trillions of dollars each day, as well as confidential data from several central banks. What members doing with data after is up to members.

In the blogpost which was made yesterday, the group claiming to be Shadow Brokers, said, "Shadow Brokers feels that it was "being very responsible" about April's dump-the one that resulted in WannaCrypt/WannaCry, and the potential for many more exploits." .


More news


  • Aishwarya rai to make tv debut

    Aishwarya rai to make tv debut

    Deepika walked the red carpet on the opening day on Wednesday while Sonam is expected to join later this week. Aishwarya made her debut on Cannes red carpet in 2002 and this year, she will be making her 16th appearance.
    Palestinians hold local elections in West Bank but not Gaza

    Palestinians hold local elections in West Bank but not Gaza

    Electoral worker gives a ballot to a voter at a polling station in the West Bank city of Nablus, Saturday, May 13, 2017. Some polls show that if parliamentary elections were held now, Hamas would win them in both Gaza and the West Bank.

    Tennis giant Nadal beats Thiem, wins fifth title at Madrid Masters

    It was the first title of the season for the eighth-ranked Halep, who was the first player to make it to three Madrid finals. Given his form, I think he can go close and will back him each way to small stakes.
  • Takata air bag settlement delivers $553M to consumers for economic losses

    Takata air bag settlement delivers $553M to consumers for economic losses

    Lawsuits against Honda Motor Company HMC, Ford Motor Company F and Nissan Motor have not been settled yet, per the lawyers. The solution for a mass recall on defective Takata airbags is under way, though it seems to be far from over.
    South Korea recalls Hyundai cars, asks probe on cover-up

    South Korea recalls Hyundai cars, asks probe on cover-up

    South Korea has ordered Hyundai and Kia to recall 240,000 vehicles for five types of defects initially raised by a whistleblower. They were found to have issues with vacuum pipes, fuel hoses, parking brake light issues and several other faulty parts.

    From Players Championship winner to cattle class

    His win was marked by steady play and fueled by three birdies on the front nine and finished his round with nine straight pars. He was the only player to seriously challenge Kim until he ran out of holes, and then it was a matter of finishing second.
  • The Japanese Government Has Approved a Bill That Lets Emperor Akihito Abdicate

    The Japanese Government Has Approved a Bill That Lets Emperor Akihito Abdicate

    The legislation endorsed Friday, May 19, 2017 would allow Crown Prince Naruhito to succeed his father as emperor. Akishino's son, Prince Hisahito, 10, is the only boy of his generation in the imperial family.
    Pope canonizes 2 children who claimed to see Virgin of Fatima

    Pope canonizes 2 children who claimed to see Virgin of Fatima

    The figure, deemed the immaculate heart of Mary, called on the children to recite the rosary every day and to pray for the world. On Saturday, the pope will canonize two of the little shepherds who saw Our Lady in Fatima, siblings Jacinta and Francisco.
    White House Shies Away From Acknowledging Western Wall Part of Israel

    White House Shies Away From Acknowledging Western Wall Part of Israel

    The Western Wall, in east Jerusalem's Old City, is the remnant of the ancient temple, destroyed more than 2,000 years ago. He said, "That sounds like a policy decision ". "The Western Wall is not in your territory", the official reportedly said.
  • Merkel says open to principle of reciprocity in trade policy

    Merkel says open to principle of reciprocity in trade policy

    Macron said "treaty change long used to be a French taboo", but that this would change now that he was president. Mr Macron wants to create a common eurozone budget, parliament and finance minister.
    Cornerback Jason McCourty to meet with Browns

    Cornerback Jason McCourty to meet with Browns

    I want to be a part of something where I felt like I'm wanted and where I feel like I'm part of a family. Arizona State Sun Devils place kicker Zane Gonzalez kicks in the first half October 15 in Boulder, Colo.
    James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory

    James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory

    In leading the Cavaliers to six straight wins, he's averaging 34.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 2.7 steals and 1.8 blocks. The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business north of the border with a 115-94 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 .