“The Shadow Brokers—the mysterious person or group that over the past eight months has leaked a gigabyte worth of the National Security Agency’s weaponized software exploits—just published its most significant release yet. Friday’s dump contains potent exploits and hacking tools that target most versions of Microsoft Windows and evidence of sophisticated hacks on the SWIFT banking system of several banks across the world. (57,000 known attacks)
Group claims to hack NSA-tied hackers, posts exploits as proof. Friday’s release—which came as much of the computing world was planning a long weekend to observe the Easter holiday—contains close to 300 megabytes of materials the leakers said were stolen from the NSA.”
The damage done by this latest attack was horrendous. I can’t believe that we have not been able to locate any of the persons involved? There is a strong indication that government contractors stole the information and either deliberately or thru reckless handling, got it released on the dark net.
There are plenty of clues in this case and if we can’t solve something this simple, you have to question the resources of DOJ, FBI, NSA and CIA. And you have to wonder, was it the last 8 years of the Obama Administration that weakened them?
Looking at this case from the perspective of a criminal investigator I can guarantee you it’s not that tough. You only have a handful of possible suspects and the main suspects worked within the government. In their case, they signed all the necessary releases to investigate them. There is nothing about these people that is off limits and they must take a polygraph upon demand. See what I mean? This should be a slam dunk investigation, at least as far as the original leakers, and heads should roll!
The investigation into the mishandling of NSA technology has been ongoing since 2016… and so far we’ve got zip.