Monday 21st of August 2017

box has been implanted ...

money

Hacking group Shadow Brokers has released a data dump allegedly stolen from the NSA detailing the agency’s ability to hack international banks, including the SWIFT network, via Windows PCs and servers used for global financial transfers.

The group’s latest release, dubbed ‘Lost in Translation,’ lists Qatar First Investment Bank, Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange and Tadhamon International Islamic Bank as allegedly compromised.

It’s now feared that one of the world’s most secure methods of making payment orders has been irrevocably compromised with the NSA’s sophisticated arsenal of hacking tools now freely available online.

This latest leak of US government agency cyber weapons comes just one month after revelations that the CIA had also lost its own array of cyber weaponry on the dark web.

SWIFT is used by banks in the transfer trillions of dollars each day. It boasts 11,000 banking and securities organizations in 200 countries across the world as members of its community.

'It's nowhere near the full library' - Edward #Snowden on #NSA hacking tools releasehttps://t.co/4r56MVnGGipic.twitter.com/crLtlCNtKF

— RT (@RT_com) April 9, 2017

 

The financial institutions are listed in the documents with a note beside each saying, “box has been implanted and we are collecting” -  jargon used by the NSA to indicate spyware has been successfully implanted on a computer, reports Wired.

IP addresses listed alongside the institutions do not correspond to machines at the institutions, according to security researcher Matt Suiche.

Instead the IP addresses are listed to machines at EastNets, the largest SWIFT Bureau in the Middle East, managing payments for financial clients.

“This is the equivalent of hacking all the banks in the region without having to hack them individually,” Suiche said.

In a tweet, EastNets claimed there was no credibility to claims their machines were compromised.

read more:

https://www.rt.com/news/384796-hackers-expose-nsa-financial-spying/

 

bank security breached by national security agency...

A huge range of security exploits, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online.

The tools are said to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and accompanying documents appear to indicate a possible breach of the Swift global banking system.

Such a hack could have enabled the US to covertly monitor financial transactions, researchers said.

The files were released by Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that has previously leaked malware.

read more:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39606575