Mysterious hacker has been selling Windows 0-days to APT groups for three years

For the past three years, a mysterious hacker has been selling Windows zero-days to at least three cyber-espionage groups, as well as cyber-crime gangs, researchers from Kaspersky Lab have told ZDNet.

The hacker’s activity reinforces recent assessments that some government-backed cyber-espionage groups –also known as APTs (advanced persistent threats)– will regularly buy zero-day exploits from third-party entities, besides developing their own in-house tools.

APT groups believed to be operating out of Russia and the Middle East have often been spotted using zero-days developed by real-world companies that act as sellers of surveillance software and exploit brokers for government agencies.

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Source: ZDNet