A group of hackers have released malware made by the NSA that puts all computers running Windows at risk of being hacked.
The Shadow Brokers hacking group claimed in a blog post on Friday that it had obtained US National Security Agency tools that enable them to steal users’ data.
Friday’s blog post included downloads to potent exploits and hacking tools that target most versions of Microsoft Windows, and included evidence of hacks on the SWIFT banking system of several banks around the globe.
The group directed visitors to download files and codes that revealed previously undisclosed computer exploits made by the NSA—known as zero-day exploits—that experts have warned are likely to cause chaos around the world in the coming weeks.
Friday’s release—which came as much of the computing world was planning a long weekend to observe the Easter holiday—contains close to 300 megabytes of materials the leakers said were stolen from…
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