Tag Archives: NSA

Ransomware Cyber Attack: Hackers Leverage Stolen NSA Tool to Wreak Havoc Worldwide

HIGHLIGHTS Ransomware WannaCry leveraged hacking tools developed by NSA It exploits a known bug in Windows Researchers have observed 57,000 infections in 99 countries A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain’s health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries ... Read More »

There’s now a tool to test for NSA spyware

Has your computer been infected with a suspected NSA spying implant? A security researcher has come up with a free tool that can tell. Luke Jennings of security firm Countercept wrote a script in response to last week’s high-profile leak of cyberweapons that some researchers believe are from the National Security Agency. It’s designed to detect an implant called Doublepulsar, ... Read More »