spate-sponsored hacking

Pierluigi Paganini September 23, 2016
The leak of NSA hacking tools was caused by a staffer mistake

A US investigation into the leak of the NSA hacking tools used by the Agency is focusing on a theory that it was caused by a staffer mistake. The hack of the NSA-linked group Equation Group and the leakage of the NSA hacking tools in its arsenal it probably one the most disconcerting events of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 05, 2016
NSA EXTRABACON exploit still threatens tens of thousands of CISCO ASA boxes

Two security experts from the Rapid 7 firm revealed that tens of thousands of CISCO ASA boxes are still vulnerable to the NSA EXTRABACON exploit. A few weeks ago the Shadow Brokers hacker group hacked into the arsenal of the NSA-Linked Equation Group leaked online data dumps containing its exploits. ExtraBacon is one of the exploits […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 24, 2016
The Equation Group’s exploit ExtraBacon works on newer Cisco ASA

Security experts have improved the ExtraBacon exploit included in the NSA Equation Group arsenal to hack newer version of CISCO ASA appliance. The data dump leaked online by ShadowBrokers is a treasure for security experts and hackers that are analyzing every tool it contains. Cisco and Fortinet have confirmed their network appliance are vulnerable to the exploits […]