Hackers behind stolen NSA tool for WannaCry: More leaks coming – CNET
The WannaCry ransomware never could have escalated as far as it did without the Shadow Brokers. And the hacker group has just resurfaced.The malware has ensnared up to 300,000 computers in more than 150 countries, locking up devices in hospitals, schools and businesses unless they pay up. It’s been able to spread so quickly by sneaking through an infected computer’s network, using a server messaging blocking exploit in outdated Windows computers.The exploit, codenamed EternalBlue, was first discovered by the NSA, but leaked to the world after the Shadow Brokers stole the agency’s hacking arsenal. The group, quiet since August, returned Tuesday with a warning for the National Security Agency and the rest of the world: There are going to be more leaked tools.”In June, TheShadowBrokers is announcing ‘TheShadowBrokers Data Dump of the Month’ service,” the group wrote in its open letter on the Steemit website Tuesday. ”Is being like wine of month club.”
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