NSA's "Equation Group" hacked, malware leaked online.

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  1. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    NSA's Hacking Group Hacked! Bunch Of Private Hacking Tools Leaked Online
    https://thehackernews.com/2016/08/nsa-hacking-tools.html

    Group claims to hack NSA-tied hackers, posts exploits as proof
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...ack-nsa-tied-hackers-posts-exploits-as-proof/
     
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    WikiLeaks promises to release hacked NSA cyberweapons
    http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/wikileaks-equation-group-shadow-brokers/
     
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    Seems like it's mostly exploits that can be used to bypass hardware based firewalls.
     
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    The Equation Giveaway by GReAT (Global Research & Analysis Team).
     
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    "NSA website recovers from outage amid intrigue"

    "The National Security Agency’s website was offline for almost a full day until Tuesday evening, in an unexplained outage that began shortly after hackers claimed to have stolen a collection of the agency's prized cyber weapons.

    It's unknown if the two events are connected...."

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/nsa-website-hacking-rumors-227088
     
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    A Good Read with further info. The Washington Post is well connected and some of it's intelligence and national security stories have been ground-breaking and top-notch.

    "Powerful NSA hacking tools have been revealed online"

    "Some of the most powerful espionage tools created by the National Security Agency’s elite group of hackers have been revealed in recent days, a development that could pose severe consequences for the spy agency’s operations and the security of government and corporate computers..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/powerful-nsa-hacking-tools-have-been-revealed-online/2016/08/16/bce4f974-63c7-11e6-96c0-37533479f3f5_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_nsa-0755pm:homepage/story

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    "NSA’s use of software flaws to hack foreign targets posed risks to cybersecurity"

    "...For years, security experts have pressed the agency to disclose these bugs so they can be fixed, but the agency hackers have often been reluctant.

    Now with the mysterious release of a cache of NSA hacking tools over the weekend, the agency has lost an offensive advantage, experts say, and potentially placed at risk the security of countless large companies and government agencies worldwide.

    Several of the tools exploited flaws in commercial firewalls that remain unpatched, and they are out on the Internet for all to see...

    The firewalls sold by Cisco, Juniper and Fortinet are highly popular and work on large-scale enterprise systems....

    ...Already, the firms are racing to reverse-engineer the code, identify any flaws and devise patches..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...p_rhp-more-top-stories_no-name:homepage/story
     
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    Equation Group Firewall Operations Catalogue
    https://musalbas.com/2016/08/16/equation-group-firewall-operations-catalogue.html
     
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    https://theintercept.com/2016/08/19/the-nsa-was-hacked-snowden-documents-confirm/
     
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    Hints suggest an insider helped the NSA “Equation Group” hacking tools leak
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...ed-the-nsa-equation-group-hacking-tools-leak/
     
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    Hackers are ****** Off That People Don't Want to Pay for the NSA Tools They Stole
    http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2016/10/ha...dont-want-to-pay-for-the-nsa-tools-they-stole
     
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    Shadow Brokers Cancel Auction of Supposed NSA Hacking Tools
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/shad...on-of-supposed-nsa-hacking-tools-509346.shtml
     
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