TSB security researchers are considering buying undetected software security vulnerabilities from a group of hackers to help fix them before cybercriminals strike.
The hacker group called The Shadows Brokers (TSB) intends to sell a new batch of exploits for US$22,000 to security researchers in June.
Exploits have previously been stolen from the US National Security Agency, which was previously leaked by TSB.
“We have seen credible threats from TSB; they have come good on previous promises to release tools, and one of them was involved in the spread of WannaCry ransomware,” said Hacker House cybersecurity, Matthew Hickey.
“When somebody is releasing tools of that calibre and says they have more to release, I’m sure people would be happy to pay US$20,000 to prevent them getting out,” he added.
Critics argue that The Shadow Brokers should not be funded.
Written from source by Leah Alger