August 16, 2016

"A mysterious hacker or hackers going by the name 'The Shadow Brokers' claims to have hacked a group linked to the NSA and dumped a bunch of its hacking tools."

motherboard: In a bizarre twist, the hackers are also asking for 1 million bitcoin (around $568 million) in an auction to release more files. by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

'“Attention government sponsors of cyber warfare and those who profit from it!!!!” the hackers wrote in a manifesto posted on Pastebin, on GitHub, and on a dedicated Tumblr. “How much you pay for enemies cyber weapons? [...] We find cyber weapons made by creators of stuxnet, duqu, flame.”

'The hackers referred to their victims as the Equation Group, a codename for a government hacking group widely believed to be the NSA.'

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