That was fast: Thousands of computers now compromised with leaked NSA tools, researchers say
The findings by security researchers are significant because they illustrate, among other things, the rapid pace at which cybercriminals can effectively adopt and then launch cyberattacks with complex, NSA-grade weaponry.
Software flaw that allowed Stuxnet virus to spread was the most exploited in 2016
Software updates aren’t the cybersecurity silver bullet that some computer experts make them out to be.
Oracle databases at risk because of a leaked NSA hacking tool, researcher says
The recent outing of leaked NSA hacking tools designed to compromise SWIFT Service Alliance servers comes with a key to pry open thousands of Oracle servers around the globe, new research suggests. A mysterious group self-named the Shadow Brokers, which has been publishing authentic internal NSA documents since last summer, shared new material on April 14 detailing an expansive U.S. espionage operation aimed at hacking into Middle Eastern SWIFT service bureaus.
Leaked NSA hacking tools are a hit on the dark web
A shadowy cast of random hackers are now sharing, promoting and working to reverse engineer the tools in the latest Shadow Brokers dump.
Shadow Brokers leak NSA documents that may reveal operation aimed at Middle Eastern banks
The mysterious group dropped their biggest leak yet Friday, including evidence that the NSA compromised offices connected to a global banking system in order to spy on Middle Eastern banks.
‘Amateurish’ espionage campaign launched with leaked Hacking Team tools
A mysterious group appears to be relying on hacking tools that were originally stolen from Italian surveillance company Hacking Team to spy on European government officials, think tanks and journalists, according to new research published Thursday by cybersecurity firm F-Secure.