Chinese hackers repurposed captured NSA hacking tools to carry out cyber attacks in 2016

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In 2017, a hacking group named Shadow Brokers published sets of NSA's hacking tools online. Image via Pixabay
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In 2017, a hacking group named Shadow Brokers published sets of NSA's hacking tools online. Image via Pixabay

Symantec says group linked with China's Ministry of State Security acquired NSA tools months before they were leaked by Shadow Brokers

Two hacking tools created by the US National Security Agency (NSA) were repurposed by a group of Chinese hackers to attack targets in Europe and Asia in 2016.  That's according to researchers at...

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