WannaCrypt Ransomware

In what has been big news over the past 24 hours.  Especially here in the UK is that the NHS has been hit with a large ransomware attack.



This is a pretty good write up of what was known at the time.

There have been easy fixes for this available for the past 2 months and it was just a matter of time until the tools that were developed by our American Friends, that they would be used against the general public.

Hopefully this is lessons learned for many organisations, and they realise that patching and running fairly up to date operating systems is important and not just something to achieve compliance.

Few more articles that contain good information about these events.




Also of note.



If you use intitle:”index of” “@WanaDecryptor@.exe” as a search on google, at the time of this update there are 67 results.

Not a good weekend for the world of IT admins.

The github link referenced below is being kept up today and contains some very good and useful information.



Protecting customers and evaluating risk – Microsoft

In what feels like perfect timing from Microsoft, it seems they had already released patches for some if not all of the exploits released these past few days by the file dump by the ShadowBrokers.


Code Name Solution
EternalBlue Addressed by MS17-010
EmeraldThread Addressed by MS10-061
EternalChampion Addressed by CVE-2017-0146 & CVE-2017-0147
“ErraticGopher” Addressed prior to the release of Windows Vista
EsikmoRoll Addressed by MS14-068
EternalRomance Addressed by MS17-010
EducatedScholar Addressed by MS09-050
EternalSynergy Addressed by MS17-010
EclipsedWing Addressed by MS08-067


This has been taken straight from the Microsoft Blog.

Regardless how this happens does not matter, it is just good to know that most if not all of these issues released are patched.

***On 17th April, we have a news article on the BBC that actually covers this story by Microsoft


It is good to see that we are getting better as an industry to fix and patch these exploits.



NSA Tools in the Wild

Further apparent NSA tools have been released and this time there is alot more information contained with the files.  This tool in particular looks quite similar to metasploit.

@hackerfantastic have been investigating these tools and posting their findings, I believe there are going to be fun times in the next week or so!

EQGRP-Auction-Files Password Released.

The ShadowBrokers have released the password for the EQGRP files.

There is a repository on github that has downloaded and starting to delve deeper into the contents of these files.


These list various exploits, I’ve not had the chance to look through much of these yet, but over the next few days, I will be having a read and a play around with these files to see what things can be learnt from them.

The password for the original file leak is – CrDj”(;Va.*NdlnzB9M?@K2)#>deB7mN

Currently you can download the files from here.

Now that these have been released, the patches for many of these exploits should follow – if not so already patched.