Just a few days ago Shadow brokers have decided to give away hacked tools and files for free. Now it looks like the hacking tools that were stolen from the NSA can be used for hacking the majority of Windows versions running, except for Windows 10.
NSA’s Powerful Windows Hacking Tools Leaked Online
If we look back at August 2016, The hackers group named “The Shadow Brokers” claims to have penetrated an NSA-backed hacking operation. The group of hackers claimed that they have hacked into “Equation Group” which is a cyber attack group widely believed to be associated with NSA.
Well, Just a few days ago Shadow brokers have decided to give away hacked tools and files for free. They took it to medium and shared the password to unlock the encrypted folder of files to the public.
Now it looks like the hacking tools that were stolen from the NSA can be used for hacking the majority of Windows versions running, except for Windows 10. On Friday, the shadow broker group released the tools designed to target Windows PCs and servers.
As we already mentioned the majority of hacking tools are designed for older versions of Windows operating system like Windows XP, 7 and 8.1. There are also some tools that can hack Windows server versions.
Even Edward Snowden has confirmed the leak and explained in the twitter that “this is not a drill, NSA exploits affecting many fully-patched Windows systems have been released to the wild. NSA did not warn Microsoft.”
What makes things worse is that the tools are openly available online to everyone. So, anyone with an evil mind can use the tools to hack windows. Well, there is no defense right now.
According to the ZDNet, a Microsoft spokesperson said: “We are reviewing the report and will take the necessary actions to protect our customers.”
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