Published On: Wed, May 17th, 2017

Computer hackers behind stolen secret service cyber weapon warn they will sell MORE leaks

In a message on their website, the ‘Shadow Broker’ hacking gang revealed they would “dump” more programmes and bugs they stole from the US National Security Agency (NSA), comparing it to a monthly “wine club”.

While this particular hacking group are not thought to have been behind the crippling attack that started on Friday, it has been revealed they did release the the tools that were used by the perpetrators online in April.

The Shadow Brokers claimed to have attacked a hacking team named the “Equation Group” which is linked to the NSA.

The anarchists brag about having an archive of sensitive data which they would be offer to those who pay a monthly subscription from June.

The group announced on their website that: “In June, TheShadowBrokers is announcing TheShadowBrokers Data Dump of the Month service.

“TheShadowBrokers is launching new monthly subscription model. Is being like wine of month club.

“Each month peoples can be paying membership fee, then getting members only data dump each month. What members doing with data after is up to members.”

The message was released in broken English and experts believe this was an attempt to hinder language analysis, as much as highlighting the work of a foreign entity.

Sean Dillon, a senior security analyst at RiskSense said: “They’ve proven that these are highly effective tools in their possession, so people are going to be very interested in purchasing this, especially other criminals.

“They still have the government’s tools, and they want to make money off of it.”

In 2016, the group first appeared and claimed they had access to 75 per cent of the US cyber arsenal, which they offered to auction to the highest bidder.

In April these leaks included a software exploit named EternalBlue which was then used by the WannaCry ransomware to infect NHS computers running on Windows servers.

The original cyber attack began spreading worldwide on Friday and by Monday it had infected 300,000 computers in more than 150 countries.

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