Current and former NSA officials say the agency informed Microsoft about the theft of the exploit named EternalBlue after learning of it, making it possible for the Redmond software giant to issue a patch for it in March. The exploit was used in the WannaCry ransomware attacks over last weekend.

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The group that released NSA exploits for Windows, which were used in massive ransomware attacks last weekend, has accused Microsoft of being hand-in-glove with The Equation Group, a group that is believed to be a front for the NSA.

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Attackers used the NSA exploits utilised by the WannaCry creators to create a tool for mining for the monero cryptocurrency well before last weekend's ransomware crisis, according to researchers from the Proofpoint cyber security company.

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