A group of hackers unloaded an NSA malware which looks like a collection of spy techniques that were previously used by the National Security Agency. On April 14, the leverage was released by the Shadow Brokers, indicating that it controls all vulnerabilities in Windows servers and computers. These Windows users may have been utilized to focus on a worldwide banking system.
The group of hackers known as Shadow Brokers released a NSA malware
A collection of 15 exploits has up to 4 Windows hacks which were already replicated by researchers. Matthew Hickey, the founder of security firm Hacker House, stated that this is one of the most harmful things he has witnessed during the last few years. This hacking event enables a hacking group to put their hands on a powerful attack tool which could affect the whole state, allowing anyone to download it and start aiming at different servers.
The exploits are bound to aim a wide variety of Windows operating systems and Windows servers, involving Windows 8 and Windows 7. Hickey has tested some of these exploits in his UK company’s laboratory. He confirmed that these hackers known as Shadow Brokers work just like their name describes them, being unseen. These anonymous hackers released hacking tools which were used by the NSA back in 2016.
The exploits target Windows users, but mainly big enterprises and businesses
On April 8th, the group of hackers published a new batch of NSA malware. They had previously tried to sell it, but they failed. The release from April 14 contains more severe attacks. These releases were published using misspelled and weird blog posts. Some of these recent posts have been criticizing President Donald Trump. The group of hackers complained about the fact that the media did not cover their hacking attack on April 8th.
Hickey noted that the Windows leverages which were leaked on April 14 could be used by anyone who downloads them to target relevant data in Windows-based circumstances or conduct espionage. Windows PC users might be at risk, even if specialists argue that this NFS malware is usually used to aim at big businesses.
Hickey pointed out that individual users are less at risk because these exploits most likely are designed to target companies and business environments. A spokesperson at Microsoft argued that they are currently investigating the report and they are bound to take necessary measures to keep their customers safe.
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