News tagged: Hacking

NSA Tool-Derived Ransomware Spreads Globally

Ransomware based on leaked NSA hacking tools is spreading around the world and has already shown up in dozens of nations. On Friday, Kaspersky estimated there were at least 45,000 infected computers. Most are located in Russia, Ukraine, India, and Taiwan.

Shadow Brokers Release Alleged NSA Hacking Tools

Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that previously released NSA hacking tools, is now making more alleged exploits from the spy agency available. The files that are being released were previously locked behind a Bitcoin paywall. No one took the group up on their offer last year.

CIA Has Been Hacking Samsung Smart TVs

Newly leaked CIA documents posted by WikiLeaks reveal the spy agency has been hacking Samsung smart TVs. The relevant documents are part of WikiLeaks' Vault 7 publication, which includes a total of 8,761 documents and files. It's unclear how much data is collected.