A relatively recently launched (two years ago) Java-based remote access tool dubbed "Qrypter" is gaining popularity over existing cross-platform backdoors such as Adwind as an efficient Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform.
Kaspersky Lab has released findings from its own internal probe into how Russian cyber spies identified and stole U.S. hacking tools from an NSA contractor's laptop - found evidence that the laptop had been infected with malware.
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Ukrainian police arrested a man earlier this month for helping spread the NotPetya ransomworm through his social media outlets.
If researchers paid more attention to the Shadow Brokers dump of alleged National Security Agency hacking tools back in April, the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks may have never happened.
Nicola Whiting explains why the defence sector is turning to automated cyber-security to win the fight against cyber-criminals and state-sponsored hackers.
Turns out that WannaCry's creators were not the first to the table when it comes to exploiting the leaked NSA hacking tools EternalBlue and DoublePulsar.
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Malwarebytes reports recent zero-days among Shadowbrokers hacking tools and code analysis appears to confirm earlier reported NSA origins.
With the release of the "Vault 7" CIA files, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks hope to provoke a debate about cyber-espionage tools but what if they don't get the answer they are looking for?
Top ten hacker tools identified - misuse of legitimate tools dominates inside the network.