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The leaked NSA hacking tool that will wreak havoc for years to come

by Chris Bing • 2 days ago

Turns out 'EternalBlue' was a good name for the tool that could cause massive headaches for enterprises in the coming years.

Super-stealthy attackers used NSA exploit weeks before WannaCry

by Shaun Waterman • 1 week ago

A more sophisticated, stealthier attacker used the same NSA-engineered cyberweapon to infiltrate the IT networks of companies across the world, including at least one publicly traded in the U.S., according to new research.

Should the government stockpile zero day software vulnerabilities?

by Shaun Waterman • 1 week ago

Storm clouds are rising over the U.S. government's policy on software flaw disclosure after the massive WannaCry infection spread using a cyberweapon developed by the NSA, and even former agency leaders say it might be time to take a fresh look at the Vulnerability Equities Process.

Shadow Brokers return to taunt U.S. government after ransomware spread

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

A mysterious group known for publishing highly classified computer code developed by the National Security Agency returned to the limelight Tuesday with a cryptic message concerning the future release of other government hacking tools and secretive information, including “network data from Russian, Chinese, Iranian, and North Korean nuclear missile programs.”

Iran-linked hackers used Microsoft Word flaw against Israeli targets, security firm says

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 weeks ago

The hacking group, dubbed OilRig by security researchers and believed to be tied to Iranian intelligence services, utilized a software flaw that allows attackers to execute a remote computer intrusion to take full control of a target device while leaving little or no trace, said Michael Gorelik, vice president of Israeli security firm Morphisec.

Leaked NSA tools, now infecting over 200,000 machines, will be weaponized for years

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 month ago

"Expect more bloodbath," says one researcher.

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