It turned out that EternalBlue, the security software used by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to enter Microsoft’s computers with Windows operating system, was seized by hackers and used in cyber attacks against some cities in the USA.
EternalBlue, which entered the system by using the vulnerabilities detected in the Windows operating system about 5 years ago by the employees of the National Security Agency, was used by the NSA for intelligence purposes. software outside the NSA; It was seized by malicious people in Russia, China and even North Korea to be used to demand money in return for threats.
located in the USA; Having destroyed hospitals, airports, railroads, shipping and ATMs, software hackers disabled government offices in Baltimore, Maryland, and demanded a $100,000 ransom. The NSA, which concealed the hacking software for a long time, reported the situation to Microsoft as a result of a group called Shadow Brokers publishing EternalBlue on the internet.
It is stated that Microsoft employees immediately released an update to close the vulnerabilities that EternalBlue is using, but most computers in the US are still vulnerable to attack. Thomas Rid, a cybersecurity expert at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, said in a statement: “The stolen software is the world’s most destructive and most expensive NSA breach ever.” used the phrases.