On Wednesday, anti-virus maker Kaspersky Lab continued its defense against accusations that it aided Russian intelligence in stealing classified docs from the NSA. The company released the results of its investigation of the incident and, if the report proves to be accurate, it certainly doesn’t make the NSA look good.
Last week, a group of mysterious hackers dumped hacking tools from the world’s most powerful spying group, the National Security Agency, and demanded millions in dollars of bitcoins to reveal more tools it accessed. Now, a separate hacker is claiming that he has the rest of the tools.
Last Friday, a mysterious group by the name of “The Shadow Brokers” dumped what appeared to be some of the National Security Agency’s hacking tools online. There was some speculation as to whether the tools were legitimate. According to The Intercept, these tools are mentioned in documents leaked by NSA whistleblower…
New context from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden makes the case that files dumped online over the weekend probably came from the NSA.
Hackers say they’ve breached a hacking group known as the Equation Group, which is widely speculated to be an offshoot of the National Security Agency. The hackers have provided some files including what could be parts of the agency’s surveillance tools, but are demanding millions of dollars in bitcoins for the rest.