Thursday August 18, 2016

Powerful NSA Hacking Tools Have Been Revealed Online

So let me see if I got this right. The NSA is smart enough to make a bunch of sophisticated hacking tools but dumb enough to let them end up on the internet? Seems like something the NSA would do. Thanks to Skripka for the link.

A cache of hacking tools with code names such as Epicbanana, Buzzdirection and Egregiousblunder appeared mysteriously online over the weekend, setting the security world abuzz with speculation over whether the material was legitimate. The file appeared to be real, according to former NSA personnel who worked in the agency’s hacking division, known as Tailored Access Operations (TAO). "Without a doubt, they’re the keys to the kingdom," said one former TAO employee.