The hacking group Shadow Brokers recently released evidence which shows that the National Security Agency (NSA) hacked the global banking network, SWIFT.
The network is used to transfer money between financial institutions, reported The Hill.
“This is, by far, the most interesting release from Shadow Brokers, as it not only contains tools,” Matt Suiche, founder of the UAE-based cyber security firm Comae and the Dubai cyber security conference OPCDE, wrote, “[but] it contains the evidence of the largest infection of a SWIFT service bureau to date.”
SWIFT was most recently in the spotlight after intelligence officials discovered criminals were using it to steal hundreds of millions of dollars through digital banking. Those robberies were allegedly linked to a North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus.
The Shadow Brokers’ recent release contained information that shows the NSA may have breached EastNet and BCG, SWIFT service bureaus in the Middle East and South America. Some of the information obtained includes login credentials and internal network architecture.
The Shadow Brokers made themselves known last summer after attempting to auction stolen hacking tools from the Equation Group — the group thought to be associated with the NSA.
According to The Hill, the group claims to have voted for Trump.
Serious concerns were raised on this issue three years ago:
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