Quote:A group that took credit for leaking NSA cyber spying tools - including ones used in the WannaCry global ransomware attack - has said it plans to sell code that can be used to hack into the world's most used computers, software and phones.
Using trademark garbled English, the Shadow Brokers group said in an online statement that, from June, it will begin releasing software to anyone willing to pay for access to some of the tech world's biggest commercial secrets.
In the blog post, the group said it was setting up a "monthly data dump" and that it could offer tools to break into web browsers, network routers, phone handsets, plus newer exploits for Windows 10 and data stolen from central banks.
It said it was set to sell access to previously undisclosed vulnerabilities, known as zero-days, that could be used to attack Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) latest software system, Windows 10. The post did not identify other products by name.
It also threatened to dump data from banks using the SWIFT international money transfer network and from Russian, Chinese, Iranian or North Korean nuclear and missile programs, without providing further details.
"More details in June," it promised.
The rest: reuters.com
I hope you grasp the seriousness of this.
The NSA knows what Shadow Brokers have and what kind of doom they can pull off. This is going to force the NSA to disclose whatever vulnerabilities they have weaponized to Microsoft, banks etc to prevent a global meltdown.
If they don't the NSA will OWN the coming global meltdown, it's as simple as that.
If they do nothing, this will make wannacry look like some crappy browser toolbar and the whole world will pay for their hacking.
The NSA has a choice to make, will they do the right thing and disclose the vulnerabilities or pretend everything is okay while the world comes crashing down.