Since the Shadow Brokers previously said they had obtained NSA exploits, the agency was likely aware of the potential for these hacks to be exposed to the public.
"At this time, other than reporters, no individual or organization has contacted us in relation to the materials released by Shadow Brokers," a Microsoft spokesperson said in an email on Friday.
"We've investigated and confirmed that the exploits disclosed by the Shadow Brokers have already been addressed by previous updates to our supported products," a Microsoft spokesperson told CNNTech.
"Customers with up-to-date software are already protected." Microsoft told CNNTech no one from the government had contacted it about the exploits listed in the dump.
"This puts a powerful nation state-level attack tool in the hands of anyone who wants to download it to start targeting servers." The exploits target a variety of Windows servers and Windows operating systems, including Windows 7 and Windows 8.
"The case of Harold Martin also made clear that security measures at NSA, and other U. agencies, were not as strict and tight as outsiders would have expected.
Windows users should make sure their software is up to date and upgrade to Windows 7 or a newer version.
"This is quite possibly the most damaging thing I've seen in the last several years," said Matthew Hickey, founder of security firm Hacker House.
The Windows hacking tools may have been used to target the SWIFT financial security system, specifically an anti-money laundering financial institution called East Nets. government has long been able to access financial data through SWIFT as part of an anti-terrorism effort.
The leaked documents contain notes about passwords, configuration data and networks. However, according to security researcher Nicholas Weaver of the International Computer Science Institute, the methods in the documents show the NSA was going beyond its "official access." "Whenever the NSA is caught going in the backdoor when they already had front-door access (such as the backdoor monitoring of Google and Yahoo's internal communication revealed in the Snowden documents), it not only closes the backdoor but also results in legal pushback that may limit the front-door access," Weaver told CNNTech in an email.