NSA Tools Used to Attack Nuclear Energy Firms

NSA Tools Used to Attack Nuclear Energy Firms

Security researchers have spotted a new campaign using two attack frameworks and a backdoor allegedly developed by the NSA to spy on scores of targets in Russia, Iran and Egypt.

The tools were originally published in March 2017 by the Shadow Brokers, a group linked to Russian intelligence which claimed they came from the US spy agency.

They include DanderSpritz — which consists of “plugins to gather intelligence, use exploits and examine already controlled machines” — and FuzzBunch — a framework for different utilities to interact and work together which features various plugins to “analyse victims, exploit vulnerabilities, schedule tasks,” and more, according to Kaspersky Lab.

By Phil Muncaster 

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