This past weekend, hackers used pilfered National Security Administration (NSA) software to access computers in 150 countries, holding them “hostage” and demanding a ransom of $300 per device. If successful, it would have resulted in the perpetrators making a cool $1 billion. While the media focuses on how to protect from this happening again, they are once again missing the real story. Monday on Think Tank, Glenn took to the chalkboard to explain what’s really behind the hack.
Watch the video for a sneak peek and answers to these secretive questions:
• Did the NSA catch a mole who released the software used by hackers?
• How are the Shadow Brokers hackers related to the Fancy Bear hackers?
• Why do Russian hackers want to create confusion and chaos?