Even though it seems unbelievable but NSA got HACKED!
A group of hackers hacked into a hacking group, known as “Equation Group”, allegedly associated with United States intelligence organization NSA.
They managed to expose plenty of their cyber attack tools such as a variety of malware, private exploits, and hacking tools.
Cyber security experts believe it is legitimate
Hackers, or also called "The Shadow Brokers", are present on an auction where they demand 1 million Bitcoins (around $568 Million) to release the hacking tools used by NSA.
This hacking group is known to the public for the past two decades. Cyber security experts are suspecting that the group is part of the NSA itself since they manage to pass all sophisticated protection levels worldwide.
The speculation started from the Regin and Stuxnet attacks, where everyone believed that this hacking group was linked to these attacks with the presumption that they were United States sponsored attacks.
Everyone speculated but the links were never proved.
The hack mentioned some hacking tools names:
"We follow Equation Group traffic," says the Shadow Broker. "We find Equation Group source range. We hack Equation Group. We find many Equation Group cyber weapons. You see pictures. We give you some Equation Group files free, you see. This is good proof no? You enjoy!!! You break many things. You find many intrusions. You write many words. But not all, we are auction the best files."
On one hand, maybe this is just a desperate seek for media attention and the exploits are not valid. On the other hand if the NSA has been hacked and the exploits are legitimate it is going to have massive impact on cyber security world.