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Shadow Brokers Releases Second Trove of Spying Tools

posted onNovember 1, 2016
by l33tdawg

Shadow Brokers, a secretive online group that in August published details of hacking tools allegedly belonging to the NSA, released new leaks this week that appear to expose more of the agency's cyber strategies, as well as those from multiple foreign countries.

The leak discloses NSA-style code names, including "Jackladder" and "Dewdrop," the Associated Press reports. It also appears to offer a list of servers compromised by the Equation Group, a separate hacking organization with ties to the NSA.

In a post on Medium in broken English, Shadow Brokers referenced Equation Group twice and suggested that its motivation for exposing the server information was related to the US presidential election. The post also demands a ransom payment, although it does not suggest a specific amount of money.

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