A group that distributed hacking tools that security specialists accept were stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency said on Tuesday it plans to offer another clump of stolen code in July to clients willing to pay more than $22,000 for it.
The Shadow Brokers group said in a declaration on the internet that it has not yet figured out what documents will be in the collection. It has already said it has access to tools for hacking into internet mobile handsets and Microsoft Corp’s Windows 10 operating system, internet browsers and system routers.
It is uncertain whether the group really has those tools, or would follow through on its guarantee to release them.
Security researchers have encouraged considering the threat importantly after the Shadow Brockers released a group of NSA hacking tools in April, together with one that was utilized to launch the current month’s enormous “WannaCry” cyber crime.
WannaCry injured approximately 300,000 PCs around the world, bringing on disturbances at post offices, hospitals, government offices and auto plants.
“This is conceivably grievous,” said Matt Suiche, inventor of cyber security firm Comae Technologies, who intently takes after the Shadow Brockers.
It is not clear who is behind the Shadow Brokers, however some security specialists have said they trust the group is attached to the Russian government and attempting to humiliate the United States.
NSA authorities couldn’t be reached for comments on Tuesday. The agency has declined to state in the event that it manufactured the hacking tools released by Shadow Brokers, or talk about the group’s activities.
A Microsoft delegate said she had no prompt remark.
The company said on May 16 that it knew about Shadow Brockers claims that it had tools for hacking Windows 10, including that its staff were effectively monitoring developing cyber threats..