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Tue Aug 16, 2016, 06:23 AM

 

It appears the NSA may have been hacked: NSA hacked? Top cyber weapons allegedly go up for auction

The hackers have offered sample files, which some security researchers say appear to contain legitimate exploits

An anonymous group claims to have stolen hacking tools that might belong to the National Security Agency and is auctioning them off to the highest bidder.

Itís a pretty bold claim, but the hackers have offered sample files, and some security researchers say they appear to contain legitimate exploits.

The files were allegedly stolen from the Equation Group, a top cyberespionage team that may have links to the NSA.

The Equation Group is known to use some of the most advanced malware and probably helped develop the infamous Stuxnet computer worm, according to security firm Kaspersky Lab.

Over the weekend, hackers known as the Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen the very cyber weapons the group has used.

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read:http://www.pcworld.com/article/3107949/nsa-hacked-top-cyber-weapons-allegedly-go-up-for-auction.html

https://www.wired.com/2016/08/hackers-claim-auction-data-stolen-nsa-linked-spies/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2016/08/15/nsa-hacked-shadow-brokers-equation-group-leak/#6bdfbd8677f9

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Aug 16, 2016, 07:12 AM

1. IOW, the hackers hacked hacking exploits on NSA's servers.

 

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Tue Aug 16, 2016, 10:35 AM

2. Perhaps congress should have spent all that email and Benghazi time to investigate the NSA

particularly after Snowden walked out with their "Crown jewels". I mean what other agency could that happen to without hours and hours of congressional hearing and yet they focused on Benghazi instead because Republicans are bad at governance. These days you might say they down right suck at it.

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Response to Johonny (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 16, 2016, 10:50 AM

3. At this point, like a house with a rotten foundation, the republican party, in its current guise

 

needs to be torn down via a landslide in November; hopefully to be rebuilt into something better.

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