Starting from June, the hacking group has threatened to release more hacking tools every month; it is also willing to sell the world’s biggest commercial secrets to the highest bidder.
With hackers launching a new wave of cyberattacks in the form of the WannaCry “ransomware” based on a tool developed by the NSA, governments across the globe are getting increasingly wary of more vicious attacks once the malicious code gets leaked online.
So far the cyberattack has affected 300,000 computers worldwide since Friday. Although the ferocity of the attacks have diminished, the identity and motive behind the attacks remain relatively unknown.
Shadow Brokers, the group that released the NSA’s tools, have threatened to release more code to enable hackers to break into more smartphones and computers across the globe.
As per a blog post by the group, it has promised to release tools every month, starting from June, for anyone who is willing to pay the price for accessing some of the tech world’s biggest commercial secrets.
Significantly, it has also threatened to dump data from banks using the SWIFT international money transfer network and from Russian, Chinese, Iranian or North Korean nuclear and missile programs.
“More details in June,” reads it post.
The attacks have been attributed to North Korea.
As per a foreign ministry spokeswomen from China, a staunch North Korean ally, she had no information to share when asked to respond to comments as to whether the attacks are linked to North Korea.