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Oracle databases at risk because of a leaked NSA hacking tool, researcher says

by Chris Bing • 5 days ago

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

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.

Shadow Brokers leak NSA documents that may reveal operation aimed at Middle Eastern banks

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

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.

North Korean hackers wanted investigators to think Russians hacked banks

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

A group of highly skilled hackers accused of working for the North Korean government, breaking into the New York Federal Reserve Bank and stealing $81 million from Bangladesh Bank are using hacking tools with foreign computer code to make it appear like a Russian outfit is responsible. Cybersecurity researchers tell CyberScoop that the group, dubbed Lazarus, is fusing Russian language strings into their tools in an effort to confuse defenders and obfuscate attribution. The technique, discovered by Kaspersky and presented Monday at the company’s Security Analyst Summit in St. Maarten, shows how sophisticated threat actors will design attacks in ways that make it more difficult for forensic analysts to track their activity.

WikiLeaks is probably exaggerating what’s in its latest CIA leak

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

WikiLeaks’ latest disclosure of secret CIA hacking capabilities describes how the spy agency obfuscates certain digital espionage techniques. The transparency organization is overselling what's actually in the leaked computer code, experts say.

Legal peril looms over companies hoping to acquire CIA intel from WikiLeaks

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

A cloud of legal uncertainty hangs over a cohort of private companies that hope to receive software vulnerability information from WikiLeaks, according to top national security lawyers.