Published On: Wed, Aug 9th, 2017

Shadow Brokers Have Been Running a Subscription Service Selling NSA Exploits

The Shadow Brokers, a hacker organisation that initial done headlines in 2016 by transfer hacking collection and exploits stolen from a National Security Agency, have apparently been using and profiting from a subscription program. “It looks like people are still profitable them [the Shadow Brokers] for NSA malware,” an unknown researcher, who goes by a online moniker wh1sks, has suggested in a blog post.

In a transfer debauch progressing this year, they broke several tech companies, including Microsoft and Cisco, along with revealing how insane NSA itself was with the security of these zero day vulnerabilities while perfectionist tech companies of formulating backdoors in their inclination and services. However, this organisation hasn’t usually been publicly shaming NSA and tech companies but has also been offered what some call sophisticated cyberweapons to anyone who can means them.

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In Jun this year, a Shadow Brokers had launched a subscription service promising to offer new weaponized malware to subscribers any month (emphasis is ours):

new monthly subscription model. Is being like booze of month club. Each month peoples can be profitable membership fee, afterwards removing members usually information dump any month. What members doing with information after is adult to members.
TheShadowBrokers Monthly Data Dump could be being:

  • web browser, router, handset exploits and tools
  • select equipment from newer Ops Disks, including newer exploits for Windows 10
  • compromised network information from some-more SWIFT providers and Central banks
  • compromised network information from Russian, Chinese, Iranian, or North Korean nukes and barb programs

The new blog post by a confidence researcher reveals that a subscription indication has been going clever with a organisation earning as most as $88,000 in cryptocurrency in Jul and another ~$66,000 in Monero in June. The blogger has also claimed to have identified TSB’s subscribers. When contacted by Motherboard, nothing of a 5 identified subscribers responded to a publication.

However, progressing final month one TSB subscriber did come out publicly, as a researcher has referenced in their blog post. Calling themselves fsyourmoms, the subscriber didn’t demeanour happy with a peculiarity of exploits they received.

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Wh1sks believes that TSB “revised their remuneration complement for their Aug Monthly Dump Service” after fsyourmoms’ twitter and a confidence researcher’s progressing blog post went viral.

At this moment, it is misleading if a Shadow Brokers still have any worldly exploits adult their sleeves given they dumped several ban collection when they initial appeared last year. Some of TSB’s tools were also used by criminals behind a WannaCry ransomware, who usually recently started to dull their bitcoin wallets forward of Marcus Hutchin’s arrest.

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