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Leaked NSA hacking tools are a hit on the dark web

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

A shadowy cast of random hackers are now sharing, promoting and working to reverse engineer the tools in the latest Shadow Brokers dump.

‘Amateurish’ espionage campaign launched with leaked Hacking Team tools

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

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.

DOJ, FBI officials say there’s been a surge in teenage hackers

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Government lawyers are seeing such a spike in adolescent cases that it reminds some of the late 1990s.

Shadow Brokers re-emerge, drop large catalog of stolen NSA exploits

by Greg Otto • 2 weeks ago

After 'going dark' in January, the group released a password Saturday that unlocks a full suite of exploits.

Where’s Assange? Tech firms are still waiting to receive CIA documents from Wikileaks

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

A cohort of technology firms named in CIA documents that were leaked more than two weeks ago are still waiting to receive important software vulnerability information promised by WikiLeaks.

Zero day study: Hoarding exploits less harmful than generally thought

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

A new study from the RAND Corp. upends much of the conventional wisdom on zero day vulnerability disclosure — they are rarely discovered independently, which makes hoarding them more effective.