The Wall Street Journal: Hackers claim to have stolen ‘tool kit’ from NSA-linked group

A previously unknown hacking group claims to have broken into a cyberespionage organization linked to the National Security Agency and is offering to sell what it says are U.S. government hacking tools.

The group, calling itself the “Shadow Brokers,” said in an internet post on Saturday that it had access to a “full state sponsor tool set” of cyberweapons. To back up its claims, the group posted what appears to be attack code that targets security software on routers that direct computer traffic around the internet.

In a post written in broken English, the Shadow Brokers offered to sell a complete trove of tools to the highest bidder.

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