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. Experts say they are damaging.
According to another report in Fortune, the group - believed to be tied to the Russian government - also released a set of confidential hacking tools used by USA intelligence organisation the NSA to exploit software vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows software. They may have been used to target a global banking system.
Matthew Hickey, a researcher at the U.K's Hacker House security firm, said it is "by far the most powerful cache of exploits ever released". This means unsupported and older versions, such as Windows Vista or Windows XP are possibly still vulnerable to three exploits, which didn't return any results for supported platforms.
"This is a nation-state toolkit available for anyone who wants to download it - anyone with a little bit of technical knowledge can download this and hack servers in two minutes", Hickey said. Hickey was able to test out exploits in his United Kingdom firm's lab and confirmed they "work just as they are described".
TheShadowBrokers, which startled the security experts previous year by releasing some of the NSA's hacking tools, has recently resumed pouring secrets into the public domain. Last Saturday, the group returned and published a batch of NSA exploits it had previously tried, and failed, to sell. Microsoft stopped releasing routine security updates for Windows XP in 2014, but some businesses and individual users continue to use Windows XP. A spokesperson for the NSA did not return a call Friday. According to the aforementioned group of hackers, these exploits were used by the NSA and it was a series of zero-day attacks that compromised the security and privacy of the Redmond software.
Earlier Friday, Microsoft had said the company had not been warned by the government or other outsiders about the stolen programs.
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Experts have been reviewing the latest Shadow Brokers release and one of the more risky findings is evidence of exploiting the SWIFT banking transaction system.
In addition, the group released several files and documents that indicated that the NSA has access to the SWIFT inter-bank messaging system. The leaked documents contain notes about passwords, configuration data and networks.
The released may also cause substantial diplomatic fallout, as the USA government's access to SWIFT has always been controversial.
Matt Suiche, Microsoft MVP and founder of Comae Technologies, based in the United Arab Emirites, wrote on Mediumsthis release details evidence "of the largest infection of a SWIFT Service Bureau to date". In fact the company itself has already announced today that its security experts have analyzed these leaks and zero-day attacks while ensuring that majority have already been patched.