Tag: NSA

NSA’s DOUBLEPULSAR Exploit Aids in Distributing New Monero Mining Malware

It has been a while since cybercirminals leveraged one of the many NSA exploits in circulation. It now turns out a new type of malware is making the rounds. This particular tool infects Windows computers with a cryptocurrency mining Trojan. The distribution of the malware is made possible thanks to the DOUBLEPULSAR exploit, which targets unsecured SMB services. It is a very simple backdoor, yet one that could cause a …
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White Hat Hackers Port EternalBlue Exploit to Windows 10

It appears Windows users are not safe from the NSA’s EternalBlue exploit just yet. Researchers have discovered someone successfully ported this SMB exploit to ensure it can attack Windows 10-based systems as well. Luckily, it appears this is a development initiated by white hat hackers. Then again, if they can do it, so could someone with far more nefarious intentions. Porting EternalBlue To Windows 10 When the RiskSense researchers announced …
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The Shadow Brokers Only Accept ZCash Payments for Their Monthly Dump Service

It appears The Shadow Brokers are not done with their exploit sharing just yet. In fact, the group has announced a monthly dump service, which would give members access to more NSA hacking tools. It is evident the group aims to capitalize on the success of ransomware and malware attacks using NSA tools. Selling this information has proven to be quite difficult, thus a monthly service makes a lot of …
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Legislative Proposal Wants to Force NSA to Disclose Tech Exploits Sooner

If there is one thing to take away from the entire WannaCry ransomware debacle, it is how the NSA is largely responsible for these problems. To be more specific, the intelligence agency successfully kept a Windows vulnerability hidden from the public. Although the agency reported said issue to Microsoft, it is doubtful they did so right away. That may come to change, thanks to a new legislative proposal. The Disclosure …
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