Hacker Claims to be Selling Stolen NSA Spy Tools
The NSA develops high-powered hacking tools. Now a hacker claims to be selling a stolen batch of them.
- Jose Pagliery for CNN Money August 15th, 2016
- Source: http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/15/technology/nsa-spy-tools-stolen/
On Saturday, a load of computer code — whose purpose is to break into other computers — was leaked to the public by an anonymous entity called "The Shadow Brokers."
The same mysterious entity also promised an upcoming "cyber weapons auction" — the digital equivalent to putting stolen military missiles up for sale.
The gang claims the stolen hacking tools were developed by "the Equation Group" — a spying entity widely thought to be the U.S. National Security Agency and spying departments from four international allies: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Together, that group is called the "Five Eyes."