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Chinese Hackers Used NSA Hacking Tools Before Shadow Brokers Leaked Them

Chinese Hackers Used NSA Hacking Tools Before Shadow Brokers Leaked Them
May 07, 2019Swati Khandelwal
In a shocking revelation, it turns out that a hacking group believed to be sponsored by Chinese intelligence had been using some of the ...

Ex-NSA Contractor Pleads Guilty to 20-Year-Long Theft of Classified Data

Ex-NSA Contractor Pleads Guilty to 20-Year-Long Theft of Classified Data
March 29, 2019Mohit Kumar
A former National Security Agency contractor—who stole an enormous amount of sensitive information from the agency and then stored it at ...

Turns Out Kaspersky Labs Helped FBI Catch Alleged NSA Leaker

Turns Out Kaspersky Labs Helped FBI Catch Alleged NSA Leaker
January 10, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Remember " The Shadow Brokers " and the arrest of a former NSA contractor accused of stealing 50 Terabytes of top secret docume...

Ex-NSA Developer Gets 5.5 Years in Prison for Taking Top Secret Documents Home

Ex-NSA Developer Gets 5.5 Years in Prison for Taking Top Secret Documents Home
September 26, 2018Mohit Kumar
A former NSA employee has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for illegally taking a copy of highly classified documents an...

Ex-CIA employee charged with leaking 'Vault 7' hacking tools to Wikileaks

Ex-CIA employee charged with leaking 'Vault 7' hacking tools to Wikileaks
June 19, 2018Mohit Kumar
A 29-year-old former CIA computer programmer who was charged with possession of child pornography last year has now been charged with mas...

Leaked NSA Dump Also Contains Tools Agency Used to Track Other Hackers

Leaked NSA Dump Also Contains Tools Agency Used to Track Other Hackers
March 07, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A years ago when the mysterious hacking group ' The Shadow Brokers ' dumped a massive trove of sensitive data stolen from the US ...

Kaspersky Lab Sues U.S. Government Over Software Ban

Kaspersky Lab Sues U.S. Government Over Software Ban
December 19, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab has taken the United States government to a U.S. federal court for its decision to ban the...

Here's the NSA Employee Who Kept Top Secret Documents at Home

Here's the NSA Employee Who Kept Top Secret Documents at Home
December 02, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A former employee—who worked for an elite hacking group operated by the U.S. National Security Agency—pleaded guilty on Friday to illegal...

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Uses Leaked 'EternalRomance' NSA Exploit to Spread

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Uses Leaked 'EternalRomance' NSA Exploit to Spread
October 27, 2017Mohit Kumar
A new widespread ransomware worm, known as " Bad Rabbit ," that hit over 200 major organisations, primarily in Russia and Ukraine ...

Kaspersky Opens Antivirus Source Code for Independent Review to Rebuild Trust

Kaspersky Opens Antivirus Source Code for Independent Review to Rebuild Trust
October 23, 2017Mohit Kumar
Kaspersky Lab — We have nothing to hide! Russia-based Antivirus firm hits back with what it calls a " comprehensive transparency i...

Israel Hacked Kaspersky, Caught Russian Spies Hacking American Spies, But...

Israel Hacked Kaspersky, Caught Russian Spies Hacking American Spies, But...
October 11, 2017Mohit Kumar
The cold cyber war has just turned hot. According to a story published  today by the New York Times, Israeli government hackers hacked ...

Shadow Brokers Leaks Another Windows Hacking Tool Stolen from NSA's Arsenal

Shadow Brokers Leaks Another Windows Hacking Tool Stolen from NSA’s Arsenal
September 08, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The Shadow Brokers , a notorious hacking group that leaked several hacking tools from the NSA, is once again making headlines for releasi...

Cyberspies Are Using Leaked NSA Hacking Tools to Spy On Hotels Guests

Cyberspies Are Using Leaked NSA Hacking Tools to Spy On Hotels Guests
August 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
An infamous Russian-linked cyber-espionage group has been found re-using the same leaked NSA hacking tool that was deployed in the WannaC...

'Shadow Brokers' Threatens to Unmask A Hacker Who Worked With NSA

'Shadow Brokers' Threatens to Unmask A Hacker Who Worked With NSA
June 28, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The Shadow Brokers , a notorious hacking group that leaked US cyberweapons — which were also abused by the recent ransomware disasters Wa...

Newly Found Malware Uses 7 NSA Hacking Tools, Where WannaCry Uses 2

Newly Found Malware Uses 7 NSA Hacking Tools, Where WannaCry Uses 2
May 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher has identified a new strain of malware that also spreads itself by exploiting flaws in Windows SMB file sharing pro...

More Hacking Groups Found Exploiting SMB Flaw Weeks Before WannaCry

More Hacking Groups Found Exploiting SMB Flaw Weeks Before WannaCry
May 19, 2017Mohit Kumar
Since the Shadow Brokers released the zero-day software vulnerabilities and hacking tools – allegedly belonged to the NSA's elite hac...

Shadow Brokers, Who Leaked WannaCry SMB Exploit, Are Back With More 0-Days

Shadow Brokers, Who Leaked WannaCry SMB Exploit, Are Back With More 0-Days
May 16, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The infamous hacking collective Shadow Brokers – the one who leaked the Windows SMB exploit in public that led to last weekend's Wan...
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