equation group Archive
August 21, 2016
computer science, cyberweapons, equation group, floss, infosec, nsa, Post, Security, security through obscurity, shadow brokers, spooks, Uncategorized
With the leak of exploits developed by The Equation Group, the long-secret, NSA-adjacent super-elite hacking squad — published by The Shadow Brokers, who have some extremely heterodox theories about auction design — it’s now possible to audit the source code of some of the NSA’s crown-jewel cyberweapons.
Enter Stephen Checkoway from the Computer Science department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (previously, …
A group calling itself the ShadowBrokers dumped data online last weekend that it claimed to have stolen from a hacking team widely believed to be linked to the NSA. The data contained vulnerabilities affecting major firewall products and ignited speculation that the NSA had been hacked. Expert analysis of the data suggested that the NSA and the Equation Group are one and the same, but confirmation came …
August 17, 2016
cyberwar, equation group, hacking, nsa, Post, russia, shadow brokers, spying, surveillance, Uncategorized
As our Cory Doctorow reported previously, a previously unheard of hacker group calling themselves The Shadow Brokers announced this week it had stolen a trove of ready-to-use cyber weapons from The Equation Group (previously), an advanced cyberweapons dealer believed to be operating on behalf of, or within, the NSA.
The Shadow Brokers are auctioning the weaponized malware off to the …