NSA knew about the vulnerability exploited by NotPetya for over 5 years


The National Security Agency (NSA) began using a hacking tool called EternalBlue more than five years ago. During that time, the agency discovered its unparalleled ability to breach networks, a flaw considered so dangerous within the NSA it considered revealing it to the company whose software it was exploiting, Microsoft. While it debated, the agency continued using the tool and pondering the devastating implications of what could happen if EternalBlue ever made its way into the wild. And then it did. The NSA finally told Microsoft about the vulnerability earlier this year — but only after the exploit had been…

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