NSA HACKED?

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A GROUP CALL­ING IT­SELF THE SHADOW BRO­KERS PUB­LISHED HACKING TOOLS AL­LEGEDLY BE­LONG­ING TO THE NSA, AND THEY PLAN TO AUC­TION OFF THOSE TOOLS FOR A START­ING BID OF 1 MIL­LION BIT­COIN (NEARLY $570 MIL­LION). “AT­TEN­TION GOV­ERN­MENT SPON­SORS OF CY­BER­WAR­FARE AND THOSE WHO PROFIT FROM IT,” THE SHADOW BRO­KERS WROTE IN A MAN­I­FESTO. IN BRO­KEN ENGLISH, THE STATE­MENT ASKS READ­ERS HOW MUCH THEY WOULD PAY FOR THEIR EN­E­MIES' CY­BER WEAPONS OR OTHER STATE­SPON­SORED TOOL SETS. THEY CLAIM TO HAVE FOUND CY­BER WEAPONS MADE BY THE CRE­ATORS OF STUXNET, DUQU, AND FLAME, THREE STRAINS OF MAL­WARE THAT HAVE BEEN CON­NECTED TO THE US GOV­ERN­MENT. WHILE THE NSA HASN'T COM­MENTED SO FAR, THIS IS WOR­RY­ING AN­A­LYSTS WHO FEAR MA­LI­CIOUS USE OF THIS SO­PHIS­TI­CATED SOFT­WARE.

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