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Shadow Brokers Dump NSA Files Showing SWIFT Infiltration
18 April 2017, 4:05 pm

The Shadow Brokers hacker group dumped another pile of NSA files on the Internet, some concerning the agency's ways of breaking into Windows systems, and some regarding its targets, namely the SWIFT Service Bureaus. 

The fact that the NSA had possibly targeted SWIFT had been known for years, since Edward Snowden's original NSA file leaks. Now, however, this comes into focus once more as there is evidence of exploits targeting two of Swift's Service Bureaus looking for banking data for a number of financial institutions in the Middle East. It is believed that the agency was monitoring funds for terrorist operations. 

"In this case, if Shadow Brokers claims are indeed verified, it seems that the NSA sought to totally capture the backbone of the international financial system to have a God's eye into a SWIFT Service Bureau - and p... (read more)

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