Chinese hackers used NSA exploit years before Shadow Brokers leak


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Chinese hackers used NSA exploit years before Shadow Brokers leak Chinese hackers used NSA exploit years before Shadow Brokers leak By 0 Chinese state hackers cloned and started using an NSA zero-day exploit almost three years before the Shadow Brokers hacker group publicly leaked it in April 2017. EpMe is the original exploit created by Equation Group around 2013 for a Windows zero-day bug tracked as CVE-2017-2005. The vulnerability was used for escalating Windows user privileges after gaining access to targeted devices since it's a local privilege escalation (LPE) bug affecting devices running Windows XP up to Windows 8. Microsoft...