|Published : 15 Apr 2017, 19:09:50 | Updated : 15 Apr 2017, 19:42:24|
NSA may have accessed SWIFT
Hackers have released documents and files that cybersecurity experts say indicated the US National Security Agency had accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system, allowing it to monitor money flows among some Middle Eastern and Latin American banks.
The release included computer code that could be adapted by criminals to break into SWIFT servers and monitor messaging activity, said Shane Shook, a cybersecurity consultant who has helped banks investigate breaches of their SWIFT systems, reports Reuters.
The documents and files were released on Friday by a group calling themselves The Shadow Brokers.
Some of the records bear NSA seals, but Reuters could not confirm their authenticity.
The NSA could not immediately be reached for comment.