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National Security Agency Exposes Tool Used By Russian Hackers

  • Sandworm group tied to infamous hacks from NotPetya virus
  • Hackers said to be exploiting software commonly found in Linux
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Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The National Security Agency publicly accused an infamous Russian hacking group of exploiting a flaw in software commonly found in Linux computers on Thursday.

The NSA said it observed hackers from a unit within the GRU, a Russian intelligence agency, using the flaw in order to gain access to computers.