Not too many people should be surprised to learn the EternalBlue hacking exploit is still making the rounds. After becoming a successful tool to deliver WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware, it now seems the exploit is being used to target major cities’ infrastructure. Criminals are having a field day with this exploit. Considering how it was initially developed by the NSA, one could go as far as claiming how justice is being served.
Over the past few years, the stolen NSA hacking tools have made quite an impact. While most people will know this exploit for its involvement in ransomware delivery, the NSA’s favorite tool is capable of wreaking a lot more havoc. More specifically, it seems the same tool is now being used to successfully cripple American cities and their IT infrastructure. Not the development people had hoped for, but it is evident this trend will not go away automatically either.