Microsoft confirms Windows' NSA hacking loopholes have been patched

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Experts have been reviewing the latest Shadow Brokers release and one of the more unsafe findings is evidence of exploiting the SWIFT banking transaction system. And, if the response of the security community is any indication, America's most famous whistleblower has reason to be alarmed.

Multiple experts have said this latest "data dump" is credible - though the institutions implicated have dismissed the claims, or refused to comment. SWIFT stated that there was no indication that their main network had been accessed by unauthorized users.

Susan Hennessey, an editor at Lawfare and former NSA attorney, wrote on Twitter that the leak will cause "immense harm to both USA intel interests and public security simultaneously".

Shook said criminal hackers could use the information released Friday to hack into banks and steal money in operations mimicking a heist a year ago of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank.

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EastNets, one of the two services bureaus exposed in the leak and allegedly infiltrated by the NSA, released a statement denying it had been hacked.

"Based on the information contained in the data dump, the NSA has been able to compromise SWIFT banking systems, presumably as a way to monitor, if not disrupt, financial transactions to terrorists groups". Documents included in the leak suggest at least one major bureau, EastNets, may have been compromised.

There is evidence "of the largest infection of a SWIFT Service Bureau to date", researcher Matt Suiche, founder of UAE-based cyber security firm Comae and the Dubai cybersecurity conference OPCDE, wrote in a Medium post. When the Shadow Brokers recognized that the exploits were no longer valuable zerodays, they published them in a campaign created to sow confusion.

Cris Thomas, a security researcher with Tenable, said analysis of the leaked files suggested the United States government had the capability "to monitor, if not disrupt, financial transactions to terrorist groups".

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"The EastNets Service Bureau runs on a separate secure network that can not be accessed over the public networks", stated the release.

In a statement on its website, EastNets rejected the allegations.

PARIS (AP) - Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spying tools dumped online, the software company said Saturday, tamping down fears that the digital arsenal was poised to wreak havoc across the internet. Some of the targeted Windows versions, such as Windows Vista and Windows 2008, have fallen out of support.

The tools include several "zero-day" exploits, ways into a system that have not been publicly announced and thus may go undetected or unrepaired. Numerous vulnerabilities that the tools exploit are known as zero-day exploits, weaknesses unknown to the software manufacturer, and thus ripe for taking advantage of. In any event, and as noted by security commentator Ryan Naraine on Twitter, Microsoft's March Patch Tuesday bulletins explicitly said none of the Shadow affected vulnerabilities were being actively exploited, a claim company officials surely knew was false had the flaws been disclosed either by the NSA or the leakers.

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