back to article Shadow Brokers lay out pitch – and name price – for monthly zero-day subscription service

Shadow Brokers, the group that leaked stolen NSA hacking tools including the vulnerability that proved key to the WannaCrypt outbreak, has launched a new exploit subscription service. Subscriptions for the zero-day feed will cost 100 ZEC (Zcash cryptocurrency) or $21,000 per month. The group emptied its Bitcoin wallet on …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    you prize for $21k

    A turd in a box.

    Better luck next month.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: you prize for $21k

      for $21k I do hope it's rolled in glitter.

      Proof you can polish a turd.

  2. tedleaf

    This month's bonus prize,a harmful pile of shite.

    You could also be commuting a criminal act if you bid or have something from the bidding in your possesion,this group got them from someone and I bet that someone has a long reach and big clout...

  3. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    Who benefits?

    I'd guess that GCHQ, FBI, CIA, and NSA have already signed up.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Who benefits?

      I guess the NSA not, as it is their data in the first place...

  4. Bob Hoskins

    Someone should teach these idiots about how to run a business

    They haven't had a lot of luck so far. Muppets.

    1. Brewster's Angle Grinder Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: Someone should teach these idiots about how to run a business

      While they're at it, can they give the CEO of BA a few lessons.

    2. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

      Re: Someone should teach these idiots about how to run a business

      They haven't had a lot of luck so far. Muppets.

      Best analysis is that they are not in it for the money (they could make far, far more on darknet exploit sell sites).

      As to their real motice - embarassing NSA? Forcing NSA to give up their 0-day exploit catalogue to the software vendors concerned? Lulz?

      Pick your poison.

  5. Mikel

    Exploit As A Service

    EaaS. New acronym time.

    Might as well monetize the recurring opportunity.

    1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

      Re: Exploit As A Service

      Not the first such service. Won't be the last.

  6. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken Silver badge

    Disinformation? Smokescreen? Muddying the waters? Diversion from... what?

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