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Hackers’ Syndicate Dumps Classified Documents before Declaring Exit

A hackers' syndicate, which asserts it has acquired weapons used for cyber-attacks from NSA (National Security Agency) of USA on January 12, declared it was no longer executing its operations; however, dumped one new assortment of files also related to Internet assaults.

Shadow Brokers -name of the syndicate, made its moves associated with a weird tale emanating from a conflict that USA and Russia had because of allegations made that hackers from Russia with state sponsorship tried making an impact on the U.S presidential election of 2016.

When during August, Shadow Brokers appeared the group declared it had grabbed certain hacking software that Equation Group used while the latter carried out an advanced computer hacking exercise, and that they were posting the software for sale to the buyer who paid the highest. The declaration was remarkable since Equation Group was normally regarded as involved in the Tailored Access Operations program of the elite members of NSA while it virtually always escaped detection, not to mention of being infiltrated. Equation Group was somewhat roughly similar to "Cozy Bear" the Russian hackers' crew, currently accused of executing DNC hacks. Thedailybeast.com posted this, January 13, 2017.

From CyberScoop, a news portal, which posted one web-page's screenshot, the reading tells that Shadow Brokers was bidding goodbye to people because it was fading away to make an exit.

Russian cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab, which studied the dumped files, stated that its researchers found a connection between the majority of those files and a code that Equation Group utilized, the group that according to many security specialists is tied to NSA.

No comments followed from a spokeswoman of NSA.

Early assertions by Shadow Brokers initiated one U.S. investigation which resulted in the arrest of an erstwhile NSA contractor, Harold "Hal" Martin III, after two weeks. Mr. Martin was prosecuted under the charge that he stole over 500m pages from government files, particularly, confidential files.

Now, no one knows if the files which Mr. Martin is charged with stealing have any connection with Shadow Brokers' software. National security officers are alarmed at the scale in which the alleged theft by Mr. Martin occurred.

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