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Hackers’ Gang Planning to Auction Stolen NSA Cyber-Tools Unappreciated

Overseas hackers who stole NSA's most covert cyber-weapons are raving while regretting the theft because they've found no takers for the seized cyber-tools. 'Shadow Brokers' the name of the group that during mid-August admitted infiltrating NSA after which it grabbed valuable malware stated the past weekend about nobody showing 'interest' in the stolen weapons' auction.

Although source codes of the cyber-tools seem to be genuine there's doubt from many quarters if the auction is real. Shadow Brokers merely collected some $1,000 during the bids an amount pretty less than the $1m target they had announced. Origin-nyi.thehill.com posted this, October 3, 2016.

The hackers posted an angry note on Medium saying people were enthusiastic about obtaining files that were freely available; however, they weren't interested in #EQGRP_Auction. According to Shadow Brokers, this shortfall was probably because of lack of communicating the required information.

The hackers' gang also showed displeasure about the media not flattering it and whining that media wasn't projecting another message it put up on Pastebin, big enough. When Motherboard made a report about lackadaisical progress of the auction on October 1, 2016 at 4pm EST, Shadow Brokers were recipient of bids amounting merely 1.76 Bitcoins, alternatively approximately $1,082.

Shadow Brokers posted that the group wasn't interested to become famous. It sold to earn revenue and after the auction they planned to conduct nobody would ever hear from it another time. The group was disappointed about people not finding the auction novel, auctions that were being done for benefiting Shadow Brokers.

Following the leakage of the cyber-tools, Cisco the networking vendor had to publish security fixes for a number of its flawed products otherwise those flaws could be abused with the aid of the tools. There was criticism against NSA following the leakage because vulnerabilities had been discovered within frequently used products while there was silence regarding them, something that's contrary to United States of America's government policy.

Surprisingly, messages from Shadow Brokers are crude as also difficult to read. They sound angry and from weak English speakers. All that could be just show something that isn't clear because the hackers' identity isn't still known.

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