WikiLeaks to release 'pristine copy' of NSA cyberweapons hack data
Wed, 17/08/2016 - 11:25 — smashdracs
As the dust settles, following the suspected breach of an elite NSA-linked hacking unit dubbed the Equation Group, which potentially exposed a number of cyberweapons used by US spooks, whistleblowing outfit WikiLeaks has claimed it will publish a 'pristine' version of the data online for the world to see.
The cyber-espionage toolset, which was first teased online by a mysterious group calling itself The Shadow Brokers, contains what purports to be NSA exploits previously used by the agency to target computers, firewalls and routers. After releasing one file as proof of legitimacy, the hackers opened an auction and demanded one million bitcoin — the equivalent of at least $550m – to hand over the rest.
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