A hacking tool developed by the US National Security Agency is now being used to shut down American cities and towns, says a Saturday report in The New York Times. Code-named EternalBlue, the hacking exploit involves malicious software and was leaked in 2017 by a group called Shadow Brokers. Hackers used the tool that same… Read More


The US National Security Agency will release a free reverse engineering tool at the upcoming RSA security conference that will be held at the start of March, in San Francisco. The software’s name is GHIDRA and in technical terms, is a disassembler, a piece of software that breaks down executable files into assembly code that… Read More


The National Security Operations Center at NSA, photographed in 2012—the nerve center of the NSA’s ‘signals intelligence’ monitoring. A former NSA coder has been sentenced to 66 months in prison for bringing home the code that drove much of the NSA’s signals intelligence operations. Nghia Hoang Pho, a 68-year-old former National Security Agency employee who… Read More


In March 2017, the FBI agents raided the Manhattan apartment of former NSA and CIA operative Joshua Schulte looking for top secret documents and hacking tools that the defendant allegedly leaked to WikiLeaks. We don’t know if they found what they were looking for, but according to court transcripts and documents reviewed by Motherboard, the… Read More


Classified documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden show that the National Security Agency indeed worked urgently to target bitcoin users around the world — andwielded at least one mysterious source of information to “help track down senders and receivers of Bitcoins,” according to a top-secret passage in an internal NSA report dating to March 2013.… Read More


This utility, going by the codename of ‘Territorial Dispute,’ is meant to alert NSA operators about the presence of other cyber-espionage hacking groups on a compromised computer and allows an NSA operator to retreat from an infected machine and avoid further exposure of NSA hacking tools and operations to other nation-state attackers. Source: bleepingcomputer… Read More


When the mysterious entity known as the “Shadow Brokers” released a tranche of stolen NSA hacking tools to the internet a year ago, most experts who studied the material homed in on the most potent tools, so-called zero-day exploits that could be used to install malware and take over machines. But a group of Hungarian… Read More


Behind an abandoned military facility 40 miles northwest of Oslo, Norway built a surveillance base in close collaboration with the National Security Agency. Its bright, white satellite dishes, some of them 60 feet in diameter, stand out against the backdrop of pine-covered hills and red-roofed buildings that scatter the area. Source: theintercept… Read More