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'Petya' ransomware attack stems from NSA exploit - Snowden, security experts

'Petya' ransomware attack stems from NSA exploit - Snowden, security experts | 27 June 2017 | The Petya ransomware that spread across the globe Tuesday was made possible thanks to EternalBlue - a hacking tool used by the NSA to exploit a Windows vulnerability it left open for five years, Edward Snowden and security experts have said..."How many times does @NSAGov's development of digital weapons have to result in harm to civil infrastructure before there is accountability?" Snowden tweeted. The NSA's hacking team, Equation Group (or Tailored Access Operations), lost control of its trove of hacking exploits and, last August, a group calling themselves the Shadow Brokers announced it had access to those tools.