The group calling itself “Shadow Brokers” has apparently decided to start selling Windows exploits and what appear to be anti-virus bypass tools on a BitTorrent-poweredZeroNetpeer to peer web platform.
Last year, the mysterious groupleaked a series of firewall exploits, implants and other tools that they supposedly had stolen from the NSA-linked Equation Group. In an attempt to cash in on a set of other exploits, vulnerabilities, RATs, persistence mechanisms and data collection tools, the group announced an all-pay auction, but failed to reach the targeted goal.
The group also tried to make money through crowdfunding, setting a goal at 10,000 Bitcoins (rougly $7.8 million at the time), but later decided to sell the exploits directly, for a total of only 1,000 Bitcoins (currently ~$805,000). The group also offered interested parties the option of buying individual exploits. In October, the group released a batch of filessupposedly linked to the Equation Group.