Shadow Brokers, the hacker group that previously took responsibility for leaking a number of the hacking tools and exploits used by the NSA, has now released details of the foreign servers targeted and compromised by the U.S. intelligence agency.
In a new file dump, the hacktivist group known as Shadow Brokers has published a list of foreign servers allegedly compromised by Equation Group, the NSA-linked hacking outfit.
As reported by the Hacker News, the data dump reveals some 306 domain names and 352 IP addresses from at least 49 domains. 32 domains were run by Chinese and Taiwanese educational institutions.
At least nine domains included .gov Russian websites, among several other domains targeted in Russia.
Altogether, the top 10 targeted countries are China, Japan, Korea, Spain, Germany, India, Taiwan, Mexico, Italy and Russia.
Signed by the same key used in the previous dump revealed by Shadow Brokers, the hacking group has put up the dump on Mega, Kim Dotcom’s revamped file-sharing website, along with a password on its official blog.
The blog post revealed the political undertones related to the newly-released data dump, with a representative of Shadow Brokers adding:
USSA elections is coming! 60% of Amerikansky never voting. Best scenario is meaning half of remaining red or blue fanatics or 20% of the most fanatical is picking USSA government? A great power. A free country. A good-doer.
TheShadowBrokers is having suggestion. On November 8th, instead of not voting, maybe be stopping the vote all together? Maybe being grinch who stopped election from coming? Maybe hacking election is being the best idea?
Mustafa Al-Bassam, a former member of the Anonymous hacking collective and the infamous Lulzsec hacker group commented on the dumps, noting in a series of tweets:
“So even the NSA hacks machines from compromised servers in China and Russia. This is why attribution is hard.”
“So the NSA hacked a British ISP (Colt) to use them as a guinea pig for covering their tracks.”
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