The newly leaked NSA files suggest that the agency may have hacked into SWIFT's network via service bureaus, which are firms that provide smaller clients with access points to the SWIFT system.
Swift was successfully targeted by hackers past year when criminals stole $81m from the Bangladeshi central bank. According to one security researcher the site spoke with, the dump also includes step-by-step instruction on what commands to run and how to use the tools.
Cris Thomas, a security researcher with Tenable, said analysis of the leaked files suggested the U.S. government had the capability "to monitor, if not disrupt, financial transactions to terrorist groups".
The attacks and new hacking tactics underscore the continuing vulnerability of the SWIFT messaging network, which handles trillions of dollars in fund transfers daily. Belgium-based SWIFT said Friday that it had no evidence that the main SWIFT network had been accessed. A little while ago, Sam Biddle, a reporter for the Intercept, tweeted, "Wow: Microsoft just told me NO ONE from NSA (or anywhere in the government) has contacted them yet re: Shadow Brokers". This is a Dubai-based anti-money laundering company that is working with SWIFT, the financial banking network.
The documents released by the Shadow Brokers on Friday indicate that the NSA may have accessed the SWIFT network through service bureaus.
Four injured in explosion on University of Idaho campus
Hospital officials say four people injured in an explosion at the University of Idaho were in good condition on Friday morning. The device used for the experiment was a galvanized metal pipe, 8 to 12 inches long and about 1.5 inches in diameter.
The group Friday appeared to release tools created to target Windows PCs and servers, along with presentations and files purporting to detail the agency's methods of carrying out clandestine surveillance.
Last week, the Shadow Brokers protested Donald Trump's involvement in Syria when they released a password that unlocked a trove of NSA exploits.
"That's information you can only get if you compromise the system", he said.
Hackers have been targeting SWIFT, the Society for the Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication co-operative, which eases global transactions.
Another prominent security researcher, Cris Thomas, said the NSA hack was carried out "presumably as a way to monitor, if not disrupt, financial transactions to terrorist groups". It is how banking institutions transfer and send money between each other. EastNets has, however, denied that its servers were hacked.
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He shot cellphone video from the sidewalk while gusty winds whipped flames across the roof of the Via Bellagio shops. County spokesman Erik Pappa says officials found no building code violations at the resort.
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia's inaction played a part in fuelling a deadly gas attack on Syrian civilians. But the regime has denied any responsibility, saying its air strikes hit a rebel depot containing chemical materials.
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Phil Jackson: Carmelo Anthony 'better off somewhere else'
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Samsung Galaxy S8 hits launch snag with Bixby voice assistant
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Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'
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Iranian President Rouhani to seek second term
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Easter egg hunts to explore around Kamloops
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Seeking to salvage ties, US and Russia agree on Syria probe
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