Hacker Group Releases Password To NSA's "Top Secret Arsenal" In Protest Of Trump Betrayal

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Last August, the intel world was abuzz following the news that a previously unknown hacker collective, "The Shadow Brokers" had hacked and released legitimate hacking tools from the NSA's own special-ops entity, the "Equation Group", with initial speculation emerging that the Russians may have penetrated the US spy agency as suggested by none other than Edward Snowden. The Shadow Brokers released a bunch of the organization's hacking tools, and were asking for 1 million bitcoin (around $568 million at the time) to release more files, however failed to find a buyer.

Attention then shifted from Russians after some speculated that the agency itself may be housing another "mole" insider. At the time, a former NSA source told Motherboard, that “it’s plausible” that the leakers are actually a disgruntled insider, claiming that it’s easier to walk out of the NSA with a USB drive or a CD than hack its servers." As famed NSA whistleblower William Binney - who exposed the NSA's pervasive surveillance of Americans long before Snowden confirmed it - said, “My colleagues and I are fairly certain that this was no hack, or group for that matter, This ‘Shadow Brokers’ character is one guy, an insider employee."

In a subsequent Reuters op-ed by cybersecurity expert James Bamford, author of The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA From 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America, and columnist for Foreign Policy magazine, he said that seemed as the most probable explanation, and that Russia had nothing to do with this latest - and most provocative yet - hack.

Since then, the Shadow Broker group, whose origin and identity still remains a mystery, disappeared from the radar only to emerge today, when in an article posted on Medium, the group wrote an op-ed, much of it in broken English, in which it slammed Donald Trump's betrayal of his core "base", and the recent attack on Syria, urging Trump to revert to his original promises and not be swept away by globalist and MIC interests, but far more imporantly, released the password which grants access to what Edward Snowden moments ago called the NSA's "Top Secret arsenal of digital weapons."

The article begins with the group explaining why it is displeased with Trump.

Don’t Forget Your Base


Respectfully, what the fuck are you doing? TheShadowBrokers voted for you. TheShadowBrokers supports you. TheShadowBrokers is losing faith in you. Mr. Trump helping theshadowbrokers, helping you. Is appearing you are abandoning “your base”, “the movement”, and the peoples who getting you elected.


Good Evidence:


#1—Goldman Sach (TheGlobalists) and Military Industrial Intelligence Complex (MIIC) cabinet
#2—Backtracked on Obamacare
#3—Attacked the Freedom Causcus (TheMovement)
#4—Removed Bannon from the NSC
#5—Increased U.S. involvement in a foreign war (Syria Strike)


The peoples whose voted for you, voted against the Republican Party, the party that tried to destroying your character in the primaries. The peoples who voted for you, voted against the Democrat Party, the party that hates, mocks, and laughs at you. Without the support of the peoples who voted for you, what do you think will be happening to your Presidency? Without the support of the people who voted for you, do you think you’ll be still making America great again? Do you be remembering when you were sitting there at the Obama Press Party and they were all laughing at you? Do you be remembering when you touring the country and all those peoples believed in you and supported you? You were those peoples hope. How do you be thinking it will be feeling when those people turn on you? Will they be laughing at you, hating you, and mocking you too?


TheShadowBrokers doesn’t want this to be happening to you, Mr. Trump. TheShadowBrokers is wanting to see you succeed.

The hackers then ask Trump whose war is he fighting:

 If you made deal(s) be telling the peoples about them, peoples is appreciating transparency. But what kind of deal can be resulting in chemical weapons used in Syria, Mr. Bannon’s removal from the NSC, US military strike on Syria, and successful vote for SCOTUS without change rules? Mr. Trump whose war are you fighting? Israeli Nationalists’ (Zionist) and Goldman Sachs’ war? Chinese Globalists’ and Goldman Sachs war? Is not looking like you fighting the domestic wars, the movement elected you to be fighting. You not being in office three months and already you looking like the MIIC’s bitch with John McCain and Chuck Schumer double dutch ruddering each other in the corner over dead corpses.

The post continues by exposing what the ShadowBrokers believe is the general mindset of Trump's support base:

Your Supporters:

  • Don’t care what is written in the NYT, Washington Post, or any newspaper, so just ignore it.
  • Don’t care if you swapped wives with Mr Putin, double down on it, “Putin is not just my firend he is my BFF”.
  • Don’t care if the election was hacked or rigged, celebrate it “so what if I did, what are you going to do about it”.
  • Don’t care if your popular or nice, get er done, Obama’s fail, thinking he could create compromise. No compromise.
  • Don’t want foreign wars, Do want domestic wars, “drain the swamp”, “destroy the nanny state”
  • Don’t care about your faith, you sound like a smuck when you try to say god things
  • DO support the ideologies and policies of Steve Bannon, Anti-Globalism, Anti-Socialism, Nationalism, Isolationism

In the article, the ShadowBrokers also touch upon what until recently was the primary topic of the daily news cycle, namely the whether Russia is behind this (and any other black hat intel hacking operation):

For peoples still being confused about TheShadowBrokers and Russia. If theshadowbrokers being Russian don’t you think we’d be in all those U.S. government reports on Russian hacking? TheShadowBrokers isn’t not fans of Russia or Putin but “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” We recognize Americans’ having more in common with Russians than Chinese or Globalist or Socialist. Russia and Putin are nationalist and enemies of the Globalist, examples: NATO encroachment and Ukraine conflict. Therefore Russia and Putin are being best allies until the common enemies are defeated and America is great again.

The report than goes on to suggest that the hacking group is in fact comprised mostly of former US spies: "President Trump, theshadowbrokers is offering our services to you and your administration. Did you know most of theshadowbrokers’ members have taken the oath “…to protect and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic…”. Yes sir! Most of us used to be TheDeepState everyone is talking about."

Then something changed, and the collective notes that "TheDeepState is being the enemy of the constitution, individualism, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. With the right funding we can recruit some of the best hacker intel peoples in United States and world. “Unmasking” is being new buzz word, so we use. TheShadowBrokers is being happy to unmask anyone we considering to be an enemy of the Constitution of the United States."

Enemies like John McCain. Something doesn’t rub theshadowbrokers rite about Vietnam War POW who at every opportunity seeks to do violence to others via the proxy of young service men and women. If anyone should be being pacifist, slow to pick fight it should be being former POW. TheShadowBrokers is sure if we “unmasking”, Senator McCain, Magog itself might come out, many defense contractors, Saudi Princes, and possibly little Vietnamese boy he shares with Senator Lindsey Graham, not cool! Mr. Trump we know you are having DOJ and FBI, so why you be needing theShadowBrokers? You don’t, but theshadowbrokers is confused. Why haven’t you served search warrant to NYT, Washington Post, Goldman Sacks, Jeff Bezos, and all other Globalist for investigation and prosecution of treason, sedition, and un-American activities during a time of war? The

It was the conclusion to the post, however, that was most interesting - in it the Shadow Brokers urges Trump to be the "real deal" and has released the password to the NSA hacking tool binaries that made so much news last summer:

Mr. President Trump theshadowbrokers sincerely is hoping you are being the real deal and that you received this as constructive criticism toward #MAGA. Some American’s consider or maybe considering TheShadowBrokers traitors. We disagreeing. We view this as keeping our oath to protect and defend against enemies foreign and domestic. TheShadowBrokers wishes we could be doing more, but revolutions/civil wars taking money, time, and people. TheShadowBrokers has is having little of each as our auction was an apparent failure. Be considering this our form of protest. The password for the EQGRP-Auction-Files is CrDj”(;Va.*NdlnzB9M?@K2)#>deB7mN

Shortly after the blog post hit, Wikileaks noticed:

Even Edward Snowden got involved


As per Wikileaks, the released information include "browsable decrypted Shadow Brokers "NSA" hacking tools+docs files corresponding to password released today", and that "Hundreds of NSA cyber weapons variants publicly released including code showing hacking of Pakistan mobile system"

The github depository of the released code can be found here.

Other hackers organizations confirm, the key released by the ShadowBrokers has been verified:

Inside the NSA dump among many other findings, we find hundreds of NSA attacks on China, as well as penetration attempts in which the NSA "pretends" to be China so one wonders how difficult it would be for the NSA to pretend they are, oh, say Russia?

Additionally, today's revelation exposes hacking attacks on EU states, as well as Latin America, Russia, China, Japan and South East Asia.  Among the contents one also finds the hacking configuration for China Mobile, the world's largest mobile telecom company by number of subscribers (just under 900 million) and market cap.

Another example shows the NSA's EquationGroup tool (ELECTRICSLIDE) impersonating a Chinese browser with fake Accept-Language.

We are in the process of further exploring the disclosed data, and will present any notable revelations in due course, however we find it quite interesting that now that the "rogue" element in the intel community appears to have given up on Trump, they are bypassing the president and taking their war with the "deep state" directly to the people.

Finally, a rhetorical question from Julian Assange on today's revelations:

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Raffie's picture

Ummm, is this not treason?

HillaryOdor's picture

Is it treason to betray a government of traitors?

One man's treason is another man's heroism I suppose.

Manthong's picture

Spot F’n on..

..and I love the

“you looking like the MIIC’s bitch with John McCain and Chuck Schumer double dutch ruddering each other in the corner over dead corpses.” 

LMFAO      :-D


Another hero...


nope-1004's picture

Corrupt f'n system deserves to be treated the same way it treats others.  Hack everything .gov.  Release all secrets.  Fuck .gov and it's shadow elites bombing other nations.

I'm totally sick of the sickness. 

Manthong's picture

Proof positive that Deep State has jumped the shark.

Young, smart patriots are taking it straight to the enemies (foreign and) domestic.

There might be hope after all.


nope-1004's picture


Of the people, By the people, For the people

has become

Of the Elites, By the Elites, For the Elites.

And when that happens, the common-man has no hope.  If they think civil war isn't coming, they're delusional.


manofthenorth's picture

Seriously Donnie........

what the fuck are you doing ??????

-sincerely disappointed supporter

knukles's picture

Oh fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
The shit gettin' real's just experienced a quantum leap now facing a whole new world of adventure deceit betrayal and soft civil war

I'd suggest reading the following to get a gander at what we're gonna be facing real too quicker than anybody's gonna like, because it's gonna get real scary.  Serious scary.


Raffie's picture

Was mainly talking about the person getting caught who released this information would be seen as treason.

Comments get no consideration I noticed in here now days.

Just saying.

BennyBoy's picture


Trump full of shit like Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush....

stizazz's picture

It's obvious TRUMP was gonna betray America for the neocons and Israel. Netanyahu endorsed him for crying out loud.


sincerely_yours's picture


Cool name.

What if they're not former spies, but still spies who are pissed at Trump?

What if...

next step is

a coup d'état.

ares_xtreme's picture

FUCK Trump, he was playing the victim all along, while knowing Soros was financing his jew-in-law Kushner.

Then he ditches Flynn and now sidelines Bannon when that guy with Breitbart and Infowars put his fat ass in the White House. 

And now has the nerve to go for Assad:

Trump Lobbies to Congress More Attacks on Syria


2020 can't come sooner ehough. 

john doeberg's picture

Trump lost a good portion of his base with this stupid move.

But we won't see good polling now that he gained the admiration of CNN, neocons and all those Deep State inbred assholes.



Notveryamused's picture

They're pretty spot on. Trump lost his base with one of the weakest moves in history responding to an obvious false flag. Should have doubled down instead of trying to assuage his critics & opponents especially without getting something major which was demonstrably tangible for the US people in return first. Looks like he's on the fast track to being one of the biggest losers in history and making fools of good people that supported him.

beemasters's picture

"Yes sir! Most of us used to be TheDeepState everyone is talking about."

So why not EXPOSE ALL the current members???

beemasters's picture

I doubt this news will ever be reported by the MSM.

Manthong's picture

The other beautiful zing…

“is sure if we “unmasking”, Senator McCain, Magog itself might come out, many defense contractors, Saudi Princes, and possibly little Vietnamese boy he shares with Senator Lindsey Graham, not cool!”

: -D

Whoa Dammit's picture

Reports of US ground forces going into Syria. If this is true, we can kiss our asses goodbye.


Manthong's picture

Actually, it might be Trump that can kiss his ass goodbye.

He did not go to Congress, there is no threat to American interests and since he has few friends anymore, they can hang him with it at their leisure.

Even though Trump might have served their interests, they would probably prefer Pence be there.

Also, unlike Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya…with S300’s and S400’s scattered about Syria we do not necessarily own the skies and the Russians will not sit idly by if we try a military solution for regime change.

I sure hope Trump is not so naïve.


Manthong's picture

Breaking Bombshell…

Just as many of us knew, the DNC Server Leak was a leak not a hack.

And it is no surprise to us that Seth Rich was the leaker.

How convenient that he was murdered.

But don’t ask me… ask Wikileaks.


The Russians are going to be disappointed that they are not the center of attention anymoar in this issue.

I am going to post this in a few threads

New_Meat's picture

not very ...

"... Trump lost his base with one of the weakest moves in history responding to an obvious false flag..."

Let's see:

  • syrian jets flying the next day
  • all russians out of the frag pattern
  • the fake news of the putin-Trump bromance is yesterday's fish wrapper
  • straining rooski military straining on a longer tether
  • Donnie does an obvious double times single finger to Hill-babe and Chuckie, who have to stfu
  • paints McCain and lady gramnesty into a bit of a corner
  • does it for the "children"

I think I mentioned that the next time that an air campaign wins a war will be the first time.  No-shit that Big Jimbo knows this in his bones.

My bet?  You really suck at tiddly-winks and shouldn't even try checkers.

- Ned

DownWithYogaPants's picture

If you are saying Trump spent 29 expensive cruise missiles to get the congress turds, deep state and cable nets off of his back I tend to think maybe so. I understand the Russians were notified before hand !!!  ROFLMAO if true.

Plus it gets EQUATION GROUP hacking tools released!

HowdyDoody's picture

Plus the Belgians have stopped all F-16 flights in Syria now Russia has suspended the Memorandum of Understanding over flight safety. The Coalition, aka ISIS air force, is now a little smaller.

The life cycle of progress from US 'bright idea' to total fuck up is getting shorter and shorter.


Notveryamused's picture

@newmeat I understand full well that it may be in part a move to address the pro Russia Assad claims. I'm sorry you can't understand why that is a weak move if that's all it was. It buys him one month of slightly better MSM coverage and approval from traditional allies but they will know full well that it is a fairly hollow move if it doesn't translate into further aggressive action. Yet for his base who understands very little of that, he has just launched a military attack on a sovereign nation that they and him agreed was the least of their worries when faced with IS & on the back of a very obvious false flag no less. The people he temporarily won over will try bring him down again in short order if he doesn't keep singing to their tune and now he won't even have his base to back him up, especiallly after the Obamacare fail.

In summary Trump probably thinks he pulled off a great move for the exact reasons you stated but it's incredibly weak, short sighted & costly if that's all it was.

New_Meat's picture

well, it was 59, but who's counting these days.  There are many agendas in play, very chaotic and the focus groups can't keep up with the twitter-storm.

Squids did some good shooting.

Is-Be's picture


I'm tempted to show how clever I am too.

Let this thing run its course.

emancelf58's picture

Nothing wrong with speculation. In the meantime war is war. Mankind is still in the infantile stages in development as a whole. 

Our .Gov has proved that beyond the shadow of a doubt with all this ridiculousness, conspiratorial b*******, ad nauseum.

Strength without love creates the brute and love without straight creates the weakling (Paul Twitchell if I recall).

And then you're dead (hopefully by old age) the meantime enjoying the show. 

PS Tipping my  hat to the shadowbrokers

Oldwood's picture

So, are we saying Trump is "winning" like it was Grenada?

New_Meat's picture

who the fuck knows what all of these assholes think what "winning" is?

but you're old enough to know that they are scrambling their asses off.

runswithscissors's picture

I thought the NSA password was P-A-S-S-W-O-R-D

Al Gophilia's picture

He was pretty damn fast in attacking another country without a UN investigation into who done it. A bit of towelhead propaganda released onto CNN and Tramp swallows.... it. What a pile of horseshit Tramp. Where's the proof, Tramp, as in the proof that you demanded from the "Russia Did IT" camp?

Fuck you DT and your pals in the Deep State. You're done, you cuck; as are we with you, for swallowing your bullshit to begin with.

Like I said in another post, you were the choice of the electors because we saw you as a message for the Deep State overords. I expected you to be part of the machine as evidenced through your political connections and expected the machine to take control. It has all been just a little too easy for you and them which means that it is all the harder than we imagine it wil take to return our Governing Laws back into the hands of The People. All those Government Of The People promises by Tramp on inauguration day and at rallies across the land have proved to be lies and deceit.

I didn't support Trump, I used him as a message. The disappointment of those screaming blue murder are understandable but it's because they put their hopes in a champion instead of a Representative of The Constitution. It's a national disease but watch the Trump Supporters turn on him like an angry dog. It's unfortunate that those in the Dems camp are so enamoured by their belief in the need for big government. They will love him for this (look at the response frome the MSM already). If only they coul see that Representatives in a Constitutional Republic, are completely opposite to a Command Control Government which have taken over the halls of our Houses.

Jein's picture

It's a single nerd that likes mass effect video game and can speak English perfectly fine

Lyman54's picture

Shadowbroker for POTUS 2018.

logicalman's picture

The coup happened towards the end of 2001.

East Indian's picture

But it is already over in 1963.

Boomberg's picture

We had to take a chance however feeble, given the alternative.

Raffie's picture

Ok, so WHAT are you going to do about this?

Was either Hillary or Trump.

Who ever is President I pray for them. Even prayed for Oh-Bummer because it is what I am to do. I did not expect Trump to be perfect at all, but considered him a better pick over Hillary. Now have to live with it to the best of my ability to see where/what I can do to make my country better regardless of who is in power.




847328_3527's picture

The Shadow Brokers certainly have my Respeck!

I still hope trump did this as a ruse to entrap the syrian rebels who are probably the REAL culprits behind this attack. Many on the ground in Syria are reporting exactly THAT!

Lets look at it; the rebels and neocons have:

1) motive;

2) opportunity; and

3) the weaponry (poison gas); and,

4) neocon sponsored Nike sneakers.


Assad and his troops have none of the above. Even Ron Paul is saying it's 100% a false flag.

Raffie's picture

I could tell you but my crystal ball is in the shop. 8-)



francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture

The problem, Raffie, is that you assume anyone is qualified to "rule" you.  I don't share that assumption.

(PS.  Most would use the word "govern" instead of "rule", but they mean the same damn thing and I'm still not having it.  I'm ok casting a vote for who represents my interestes, but the second they start thinking they have the right, power, mandate, or whatever to "rule", they become the same enemy that our nation was founded to fight.)

Raffie's picture

"The problem, Raffie, is that you assume anyone is qualified to "rule" you.  I don't share that assumption."

ROFL... you are very ignorant of what I am saying. Then again you are clearly a non-Christian so how could you know what I am talking about.

Please, step into the government and FIX IT and stop wasting time here jawboning about what should be done. You clearly are an EXPERT on all things of being a President.

I'll be here waiting an watching the country for your wonderful results.

*eats popcorn and watches*


kochevnik's picture

Tolerating treason makes one an accessory to treason.  This is what Americans call blowback

Russia appreciates the free $billion of hacking tools.  Very kind amends for yesterdays belligerence

Raffie's picture

Get out there and FIX IT... stop wasting time here arguing.

Show me how it's done, not with words but by your actions.

I want to see your results materialize over all the USA.

cheka's picture

zog has total control of all wars and 'security'.  exec is just told what to say

Raffie's picture

I just checked and the ZORCH is still secure, so all hope is not lost.

HardAssets's picture

Given the horrible grammar in the post, I would usually suspect this to be written by a non native speaker of English. Given the piss poor state of U.S. 'education' who the Hell knows ? (Yes, I've read the scribblings of American h.s. and college students.)

American 'education' - another gift from the globalists.

NidStyles's picture

Tylers are deleting my posts now, wonder why....