China hijacked NSA hacking tool to attack US citizens

China hijacked NSA hacking tool to attack US citizens

Shillong Times

New Delhi, Feb 23 : In a daring incident, Chinese cybercriminals managed to steal, clone and use nation-grade cyber tools from none other than the US' National Security Agency (NSA) to attack US targets
The tool called "Jian" was actually a clone of software developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA)'s Equation Group, described as "one of the most sophisticated cyberattack groups in the world", according to a report by Check Point Research.
"The caught-in-the-wild exploit of CVE-2017-0005, a 0-Day attributed by Microsoft to the Chinese APT31 (Zirconium), is in fact a replica of an Equation Group exploit code-named EpMe," the researchers said.

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