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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Koba the Dread's picture

I find it hard to believe they're deleting your posts. The Tylers will print anything that anyone vomits up onto its comment pages.

meditate_vigorously's picture

Except when they ban you, or delete posts using who knows what criteria.

Georgiabelle's picture

Does anyone else think the writing sounds like Boris? I think the tortured writing is intentional in both cases. 

TVP's picture

The bad English used may be a ruse to throw deep state cunts off the trail of the leaker.

They can analyze your every email, online comment, forum post, job application, college paper, etc., for linguistic patterns and see if it matches whatever document they're looking at.  This data can also be used for "psychographics", like demographics but far more specific.

This person or group knows shit.  Let's just hope they really are on the side of liberty, and not psyop agents feeding into the hope loop, making us all think someone out there is "on our side".  Deception runs so deep these days, you never know.    

brian oblivion's picture

The poor grammar is to protect their identity. It's obviously something that has been sent through several rounds of translation.

cstu7011's picture

Pointing out grammar is so joowy.. #troll

Cardinal Fang's picture

I have to think it was intentional, as there are programs that can grade via syntax etc. could ID perps that way. So ran through multiple layers of 'translators'...

Canary Paint's picture

That was my first impression, but having been an English-as-a-second-language teacher, what I saw was that the errors are systematically the same while other more "higher level" aspects of English sentence structure were correct.

For example, they use the present participle "being" instead of the correct tense such as "is" or "was." An automatic online translator won't even make this particular mistake, and it is not normal for a non-native English speaker of almost any level to incorrectly conjugate the verb "to be" while having good sentence structure elsewhere.

I suspect that it is a deliberate obfuscation of their writing style, so they do not provide a "signature" to investigators who can then potentially compare this writing style signature to texts and e-mails currently existing amongst government data to create a pool of likely suspects.

fishpoem's picture

Great link. Thank you. But now I have a question. Note the section below:


An organization is "subject to foreign control" if:

(a) it solicits or accepts financial contributions, loans, or support of any kind, directly or indirectly, from, or is affiliated directly or indirectly with, a foreign government or a political subdivision thereof, or an agent, agency, or instrumentality of a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or a political party in a foreign country, or an international political organization; or

(b) its policies, or any of them, are determined by or at the suggestion of, or in collaboration with, a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or an agent, agency, or instrumentality of a foreign government or a political subdivision thereof, or a political party in a foreign country, or an international political organization.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't that EXACTLY describe the Clinton Foundation? If so, given that Obama knew the details all along, doesn't that implicate him as well? I'm no lawyer, so wanted to ask.


brianshell's picture

Dear MICs Bitch,

Robert David Steele talks about open source intelligence.

Consider if all intelligence were shared with everyone. After that, even the MSM couldn't peddle fake news.

Sun Tzu wrote about the importance of spies. But we have a case where the spying is largely on us. The spies have become a force unto themselves. Even the Emperor can't trust them. The more someone wants to whisper in your ear, the more probable they have an agenda. No wonder Stalin didn't trust anybody.

logicalman's picture

Spies are important in a world of deceit.


New_Meat's picture

I can't play poker worth a shit, but I want to play poker with you.

Name your place.

Gonzogal's picture

When I read it, my thoughts went DIRECTLY to Clinton, Obama & Co trying to bring down the Trump presidency, calling for regime change within the US, rebellion of the Democrats and Republicans against Trump, calling for him to leave, be assassinated, impeached etc. not to mention spying on the President-Elect!

Trump could use these very laws agains THEM!

Ballin D's picture

Youve been lying about being a Trump supporter for months.  The community here is too small for those tactics.  First, drop your avatar like that other guy who has conversations with his other handles about how much Trump sucks at the top of any political thread.

I'm The Slime's picture

Hey, come on, The Don ran on job's job's job's

There "was" a surplus of Tomahawks on hand.. now Raytheon can add the second shift back on...

... not sure about the grey meat though, and the kool-aid's a little briney...anyone else getting the squirts?

max2205's picture

So they turned Trump?  Shocking 

Took Red Pill's picture

Trumps not done either. Looks like he's planning more attacks on Syria.


bigkahuna's picture

put his ass on the front line with mccain grahm and the rest of the neocon/democrat statists

eatthebanksters's picture

Shadowbroker is either a right wing nut job pretending to sound Russian or is a left wing provacateur running a false flag op. Methinks itscthe latter...a deep state moron trying to create problems for Trump. I hope they find this fucker and burn him. I have no problems with Trump, he's gotten much done and will overcome setbacks.

Bay of Pigs's picture

You're assuming a lot and probably wrong.

07564111's picture

he's going to destroy you, you're living on borrowed time pindoboy.

Rubicon727's picture

Shadowbroker is either a right wing nut job pretending to sound Russian or is a left wing provacateur running a false flag op."


I don't think so. Read carefully the fluency of thoughts and the *vocabulary* used. Sounds more like a professional/university educated individual or group. Could this revelation turn out to be an undercover coup in progress deeply imbedded within the US govt. apparatus?

nunyabidnez's picture

That was my first thought...makes what Susan Rice did shrink a little..?

DontGive's picture


Who gives a flying fuck who released it. The deep state cocksuckers have been fucking around far too long. Go fuck yourselves.

Liberty2012's picture

The description in the first paragraph and the one in the second are not mutually exclusive. It can be one and the same.

Koba the Dread's picture

Thanks so much for sharing your naked assertions with us. Now that you have given us definitive information on who's doing what and who's no, we can all go back to bed again, right? By the way, "methinks" is a tell. Only fops use "methinks" or other Elizabethan drama queen words these days. Perhaps you could leven your posts with "Zounds!" or "Gadzooks!"

Liberty2012's picture

And what are you offering that is so valuable instead?

Eatthebankster has one of the better comments on here by far, regardless whether he is ultimately right or wrong.

keep the bastards honest's picture

its a fkn pom.  or a poor white wannabe

Canary Paint's picture

While he sounds naive, you just sound like an idiot. Of course, neither of these conditions is incurable.

Troy Ounce's picture


Expose the whole fucking international spy network: names, addresses, mobile, everything.

That will get them running. 


leavelawbehind's picture

Trump is checkmated

He and his family are in the crosshairs

He's doing as he's told now

He's up against something way too powerful

I feel sorry for Americans (and ppl in other countries)

Mr. Universe's picture

I thought this was pretty spot on...

   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!


GUS100CORRINA's picture

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

My response: WOW!! Things are getting serious.

People are apparently really upset. This action could prove to be a good thing because it proves that America does have a conscience somewhere in Her merky depths.

Long live the Republic, maybe!

CH1's picture

Long live the Republic, maybe!

The republic was a really good 18th century solution. Now we need radical decentralization.

vato poco's picture

memo to Shadow Brokers: please please please go after mccain. going after him and maybe just 20 or so top-tier deep state scum (graham, rubio, schumer, pelosi, durbin, ryan et al; and the 10 highest ranking deep state operatives - comey? hilly & bubba? the bushes?) would *literally* be the best shot we've had to recapture the country since....hell, I dunno...1963??

hmm....I wonder if there's any juicy dirt on Rothschilds & Rockefellers & Central Bank atrocities anywhere in the NSA files, just waiting to be hacked open???

lastly, if it's not too much trouble, couldya please finally rid us of maxine fucking waters and her ilk? it's just so fucking embarrassing knowing that hugely corrupt illiterate old whore and her race pimp buddies are going to be speaking (admittedly only on hardcore leftwing fringe outlets like CNN & MSNBC, but still) for MY country, ya know?


Rubicon727's picture

Let's add to that list to include the *ILLEGAL* manner in which the following accumulated untold personal riches:

George Soros

Jamie Dimon

George Soros

Warren Buffett

Jeff Bezos

Bill Gates

The list is nearly endless, but these are but a few of the folks who have deprived average/decent Americans of jobs, the ability to keep a roof over their heads, and are eternally in debt to The Bankrupt System of the 1%.



francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture

Good list, and that's a good start.  I'm sure there are plenty of names that we all know that we could add to that list, but it's the names we don't know that really need to be brought to justice.  

Liberty2012's picture

Radical decentralization - As in warlords?

Keeping a Republic is the key.

Everything worth it in life requires effort.

Manthong's picture

It is not possible to fight and win a war today if your cyber weapons are all compromised.

This release likely saved a lot of lives.


There must be wailing and gnashing of teeth at the arrogant top of the deep state.


Manthong's picture

It would not surprise me if intel does not tell Trump about this and I suspect he is not plugged in enough to find it out himself.

He might launch a bunch of defective Raytheon land attack cruise missiles anyway.. (he probably does not know about them either).


Manthong's picture

The only thing left now is for some British patriot to bust open GHCQ.

Manthong's picture

I would like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to my personal troll.

Hi moron!

There’s this small-minded frustrated little person out there that has a compulsion to down-vote me anytime he sees me post.

I could post “water is wet” or “the sky is blue” and he is obsessed to junk me.

Well, all I can say is that I OWN YOU.

I am in your mind and you cannot get away.

I have an invigorating feeling of control every time I see that single red vote.

You are just like Pavlov’s dog and I can make you respond simply by posting.

Thank you for being inferior.

You make me smile.

: -)

nufio's picture

lol hilarious. no downvote on that one eh?

Manthong's picture

I have a nickname for the troll.

When I look at a post and see I got over 200 up votes and 1 down vote, I note to myself “ I see the “hemorrhoid” is still there.

I own you troll.. you are a hemorrhoid… try to get that out of your head.

: -D  

Koba the Dread's picture

For your future reference, the initials are GCHQ, meaning Governmental Communications Headquarters, not GHCQ, which may stand for Government Head Communication Quarters. Reminds me of the dunce Canadian who kept referring to MI6 as M16. MI6 (Ministry of the Interior, Section 6, not Ministry of the 16).

Manthong's picture

gee.. typo

My editing staff was off today.

Joyo Bliss's picture

That reminds me: my mechanic used to get calls from Indians (like Sikhs or Hindus) asking if he could work on their Goolie.

One time, they dropped by with the car; it was a Pontiac 6000LE.