A series of hacking tools developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) is now being used by a group of pirates to launch a wide-scale assault on a number of US states and cities, a recent report revealed.
According to the engadget, the New York Times reported that the gap or tool used in the current attacks by these hackers is EternalBlue, which was revealed in 2017 famous piracy group Shadow Brokers, where this gap in computers running Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Although Microsoft is quick to launch a fix for the vulnerability immediately after disclosure, companies and government agencies need to modernize their systems to prevent the vulnerability from being exploited, while any delay in updating makes systems vulnerable to attacks.
However, the report confirmed that the EternalBlue gap, developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA), is being used in the city of Baltimore, the city where the agency is based. Since May 7, the city has been subjected to ransom attacks. In providing services to citizens.
Experts pointed out that EternalBlue attacks reached a high level. Internet criminals focus on weak US cities and towns, from Pennsylvania to Texas, making local governments powerless and increasing costs.