Shadow Brokers prepares zero-day subscription service

Businesses may face an onslaught of zero-day attacks soon as the group that leaked the NSA exploits used in the WannaCry ransomware attacks prepares to release more stolen code

The Shadow Brokers hacking group that released hacking tools believed to have been stolen from the US National Security Agency (NSA) appears set to offer more tools through a subscription service.

Shortly after the WannaCry ransomware attacks, the group announced that it planned to launch a subscription service in June 2017 for exploits targeting web browsers, routers, mobile phones and Windows 10, as well as compromised network data from banks and nuclear missile programmes.

This has raised concern that cyber criminals may soon be tapping into highly effective attack tools that most organisations will be unable to defend against.

Now the group has indicated that “TheShadowBrokers Monthly Dump Service” will be available for a monthly fee of 100 ZEC, the Zcash crypto currency, currently equivalent to about $23,390.

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