The Shadow Brokers vs The Equation Group
Shadow Brokers, remember them? Well, of course, they're the biggest black hat collective right now in infosec. The SMBv1 exploit they leaked caused the creation of the WannaCry ransomware that has been plaguing windows users worldwide.
Since this insane displacement of events, they have decided to use this attention to their advantage. You may remember the original release of the NSA target servers list, and the auction for the rest of the data. The data that didn't get bid for at all; by anybody.
The lack of sales in the Shadow Broker 0day department has driven a new sales tactic! (Now that they are credible). They are releasing a monthly subscription service to 0days and many more goodies, presumably self-discovered and/or leaked from The Equation Group.
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Only time will tell what sort of impact this has. I can forsee a hacker free for all as these very valuable pieces of information will be leaked. Cyber security will start to become a priority for people and businesses.
What are your thoughts or predictions on this? Share your thoughts in the comment section below