A WannaCry every month?

A WannaCry every month?
Published: 19 June 2017 - 5:14 a.m.
By: David Ndichu

Shadow Brokers, the hacking group behind the infamous WannaCry malware, is threatening to release more exploits every month through a subscription service

WannaCry used the EternalBlue and DoublePulsar exploits developed by the NSA, dumping them last month after a failed attempt to auction off the exploits.

Microsoft released patches for the exploited Windows vulnerabilities, including unsupported Windows XP, immediately after that.

In a meandering post in barely intelligible English, the Shadow Brokers group seemed to take issue with governments and cybersecurity firms for not buying up the WannaCry exploits when it first advertised them.

The first dump is expected to hit between July 1 and July 17, sent through email to whoever has subscribed to the service. There will be similar actions every month through the group’s "TheShadowBrokers Data Dump of the Month" service.

It’s not yet clear what will be included in the next month’s dump yet, but the attackers have hinted they will release web browser, router, handset exploits and tools, fresh exploits for the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, compromised network data from SWIFT users and central banks, and even information from Russian, Chinese, Iranian, or North Korean nukes and missile programs.


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