Of Course Everyone's Already Using the Leaked NSA Exploits
- Lily Hay Newman for Wired August 24th, 2016
- Source: https://www.wired.com/2016/08/course-people-immediately-started-exploiting-leaked-nsa-vulnerabilities/
Last week, an anonymous group calling itself the Shadow Brokers leaked a bunch of National Security Agency hacking tools. Whoever they are, the Shadow Brokers say they still have more data to dump. But the preview has already unleashed some notable vulnerabilities, complete with tips for how to use them.
All of which means anyone-- curious kids, petty criminals, trolls-- can start hacking like a spy. And it looks like they are.
Curious to learn if anyone was indeed trying to take advantage of the leak, Brendan Dolan-Gavitt—a security researcher at NYU—set up a honeypot.