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Online auction raises question: Have NSA's hackers been hacked?

Online auction raises question: Have NSA's hackers been hacked?

A group that calls itself the Shadow Brokers posted a cache of files online over the weekend along with an invitation: "Equation Group Cyber Weapons Auction." "Equation Group" is a name used in cyber security circles for the National Security Agency. By Monday morning, researchers were trying to...

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