Yup, NSA style software can be grabbed off of the internet by anyone. Hacking Team has issued a dire warning about this, but all anyone can do is wait. We imagine they will be under pressure to release details of their applications to anti-malware companies to help defend against this new threat. As it stands right now their tools are designed to get around most (if not all) of the current software intended to protect people from this exact thing.
This is not the first time that a security company has been hacked and dangerous information leaked out onto the internet. It shows that there really is no such thing as a secure system and also make you wonder why governments are still asking for certain “flaws” to be left in security and other software. This hack along with the Office of Personnel management in the US appear to be the beginning of a new trend of high-profile, large scale attacks that are aimed and gathering and releasing important information at the government level. We expect to see more of this type of attack in the future while security companies scramble to protect themselves and maybe their clients.