This summer, hackers decided to skip the break for the holidays and merely intensified their efforts. We saw the unbeatable tech giant, Apple, setting its crown aside and institutions such as the London Stock Exchange paralyzed by an army of botnet zombies. And let’s not forget the legendary Eye of Sauron, who, after five years of discretion, recently decided to resurface. In this chain of cyber-attacks, the best was saved for last apparently.
On August 15, an unknown group of hackers that calls itself the “Shadow Brokers” published online an entire arsenal of cyber weapons belonging to the NSA, the National Security Agency of the United States. Stolen by means known only by those concerned parties, the tools belong to a group of digital spies that has been working for the agency since 2001 (according to Kaspersky).
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