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The hacker group calling itself Shadow Brokers continues to release tools and exploits allegedly stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), including a sophisticated espionage platform that can be used to take full control of targeted computers. In the past year, Shadow Brokers has apparently tried to make a significant amount of money by […]

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Russian-speaking cyberespionage group APT28, also known as Sofacy, is believed to be behind a series of attacks last month against travelers staying in hotels in Europe and the Middle East. APT28 notably used the NSA hacking tool EternalBlue as part of its scheme to steal credentials from business travelers, according to a report released Friday by security firm FireEye.

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Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab this week found itself the subject of escalating concerns about the company’s possible connections with the Russian government. The immediate worries this time were prompted by news that FBI agents had questioned several of the security vendor’s US-based employees at or near their residences Tuesday night.

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