'Shadow Brokers' threaten to release more hacking tools in June

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WannaCry ransomware attack: Hacker group Shadow Brokers have come out to warn that more such attacks could take place in the future.

"It's being like wine of month club", said the blog post, which is written in broken English.

A month after Microsoft released the patch, the Shadow Brokers published the attack code, code-named EternalBlue, that exploited the critical Windows vulnerability.

There's also the possibility of even more unsafe Shadow Broker releases in the coming months.

"Financial spying by the NSA is probably the most important and least liberty-infringing bulk-style program possible - and I doubt anyone outside the targeted countries would have a problem with the NSA spying on foreign WMD and missile programs", Weaver wrote. Yet, we could not and should not believe anything the group says only because they posted it on a blog. Microsoft has connected previous exploits of its products released by the mysterious Shadow Brokers group to tools which were stolen from NSA cyber warfare operations.

In the Tuesday letter, they said they weren't "interested in stealing grandmothers' retirement money", but wanted to send a message to the Equation Group, a hacking group linked to the NSA.

The group had also previously put exploits up for sale on ZeroNet for up to 250 bitcoins a piece ($454,815 today) in January, Motherboard reported.

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The Shadow Brokers hacking group is pushing a monthly subscription service offering members top secret information including "compromised network data" from the nuclear and ballistic missile programs of Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.

The group also promised to include compromised financial data from the SWIFT global payment order system, used by banks to transfer trillions of dollars each day, as well as confidential data from several central banks.

From the letter, it looks like group tried auctioning these hacking tools, but they didn't really find buyers for the same. The NSA has not commented on Shadow Brokers since the group emerged a year ago, or on the contents of past leaks or Friday's ransomware attack.

A spokeswoman for Microsoft said it was preparing a response.

The US government said it seized 50 terabytes of confidential data from Martin's home which was stolen from the NSA and other intelligence agencies.

RiskSense has been tracking the Shadow Brokers since last August, when it released a zero-day exploit "Extra Bacon" for Cisco ASA firewalls that potentially allowed attackers to access internal networks.

Microsoft did provide a patch for the vulnerability but a lot of machines were still exposed as they had not installed the updates.

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