Zero Day Exploit Launched by Shadow Agent – Subscription For $21,000 Monthly
Because promised to release more zero-days exploits and hackings tools for various programs beginning from June 2017, the infamous hacking group Darkness Brokers is back with more information how to subscribe and become a private member for obtaining exclusive usage of the future leaks.
The Shadow Agents is the same cracking group who leaked NSA’s built Windows hacking tools and zero-day exploits in public that led to the WannaCry danger.
Whenever the Shadow Brokers assured its June 2017 release two weeks ago, the group announced that it might sell new zero-day exploits and hacking tools simply to the private members with paid monthly subscription, rather than making them public for everyone.
How to be Member of the ‘Wine of Month’ Club?
Now, simply a few minutes ago, the cracking collective has released details about how precisely to participate in the monthly subscription model – or perhaps the “Wine of Month Club, ” as the group called it – to get exclusive access to the approaching leaks each month beginning from June.
So, those who are enthusiastic about buying the membership of the “wine of month club” would require to:
- Send 100 ZEC (Zcash), which is around $21, 519 USD, to this z_address (zcaWeZ9j4DdBfZXQgHpBkyauHBtYKF7LnZvaYc4p86G7jGnVUq14KSxsnGmUp7Kh1Pgivcew1qZ64iEeG6vobt8wV2siJiq) between 06/01/2017 and 06/30/2017.
- Add a ‘delivery email address’ in the ‘encrypted comment field’ when sending Zcash payment.
Once done, the Shadow Brokers will send a payment confirmation email to “delivery email address” provided by all interested members.
Then between 07/01/2017 and 07/17/2017, the group will send another email to all confirmed users, containing a link and their unique password for the June 2017 data dump.
Launched in late October, Zcash is a new cryptocurrency currency that claims to be more anonymous than Bitcoin, as the sender, recipient, and value of transactions stay hidden. However, the group said, it doesn’t even trust Zcash and Tor for absolute common.
“Zcash is having connections to USG (DARPA, DOD, John Hopkins) and Israel. For what reason USG is “sponsoring” personal privacy version of bitcoin? In defense, TOR is formerly being by similar parties. TheShadowBrokers not completely trusting TOR either, the Shadow Brokers creates.
What is Going to be in another Info Dump?
The hacking Association says the membership has been kept expensive because the data dump has been intended for cyber criminals, security companies, government, and OEMs.
“If you nurturing about losing $20k+ Euro then if she is not for you. Regular monthly dump is being for high rollers, hackers, security companies, OEMs, and authorities, ” the Shadow Agents say.
Although what the June dump would contain is not clear right now, the Shadow Brokers’ previous announcement claimed that the upcoming data dump would include:
- Exploits for systems, including Windows 10.
- Exploits for web browsers, routers, and smartphones.
- Compromised data from banks and Swift providers.
- Stolen network information from Russian, Chinese, Iranian, and North Korean nuclear missile programs.
Keeping in mind the last tragedy caused due to the leaked NSA exploits, it would not be incorrect if security companies buy the June dump for $21, 000 monthly and secure their products before hackers get their hands on new zero-day exploits to wreak havoc across the world.
The statements created by the Shadow Agents remain unverified at the time of writing, but since its previously released dump turned out to be legitimate, the group’s statement should be considered seriously, at least now, whenever we know the NSA’s backdoors released by the group a month before were employed by WannaCry and other malware to cause chaos worldwide.
If the announcement made by the Shadow Brokers comes away to be true, the world should be ready for another WannaCry-like substantial destroyer.
Shadow Brokers Remove their Bitcoin Account
Prior to publicly dumping the thieved NSA zero-day exploits in April, the Shadow Agents put an auction of those cyber weapons for 1 Million Bitcoin.
Even though the auction would not go well, the Bitcoin address setup by the hacking collective to accumulate attempts has received a total of 10. 5 Bitcoin (around $24, 000).
Finally, on Monday, the Shadow Brokers emptied their Bitcoin account, moving all the Bitcoins to additional Bitcoin addresses.