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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Free Man's picture

Let's hope Trump see this.

These guys are spot on the money.

Stop sucking up to parasite Israel.

 "We should stay the hell out of Syria, the "rebels" are just as bad as the current regime. WHAT WILL WE GET FOR OUR LIVES AND $ BILLIONS?ZERO"
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2013
http://www.unzcloud.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/TrumpTweet.png

 

Free Man's picture

This blows away the phony Trump / neo-con claim of sarin gas.
Bare hands and sarin equals a huge problem.
You cannot treat exposure to sarin with your bare hands without falling ill/dead yourself, as the White Helmets were apparently doing in the aftermath of the Idlib attack. See photo & more here:
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/jumping-conclusions-something-not-a...
Syria was a major blunder from Trump, he's now acting like Hillary.
And I voted for Trump.
https://media.almasdarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1-24-696x463.jpg

'Join the US army, Fight for Israel
http://68.media.tumblr.com/639563970a638b606f4adb0ef05c778b/tumblr_inlin...

Baron von Bud's picture

I want to see all the hacks into Msft Windows, Word, etc. Corporate America products are a govt gateway into all of our lives.

tony bonn's picture

i wish this group had shut down the entire nsa server complex - it is an illegal crime syndicate ( not to be confused with legal crime syndicates). of course trump was told by the jews to get on board with pnac or he would end up like kennedy when the jewish permindex murdered him in 1963. yet trump is a jewtard himself so he probably needed little persuasion

TheLastTrump's picture

Fuck your JOO BULLSHIT. Talk about tards....

 

 

Omega_Man's picture

revolution getting started - time to party bitches

Dude-dude's picture

NSA cyber weapons now out in the wild, massive CIA leak underway through wikileaks.  Geeks working with their little supercomputer toys seem to have gotten fed up. The civil war is on.  As for the 'poor English,' what would happen if you write a letter in clear English, then translate it into another language, and then another, etc. then back to English again?  You get am output that reads as poor English, which has been wiped of the phrase and word metrics of the authors.  These guys (& gals?) are smart - they know they can be identified by their writing style, choice of words etc.  I wonder if Ed Snowden can verify this.    

chosen's picture

It is pretty easy to change a password that has been compromised.  I imagine even government workers can do it.

NewAnubis's picture

Even in retrospect my vote wouldnt change. It was cast then as middle finger to the establishment and i would do so again today. Disembowelment of deep state as usual does not an endorsement of outside candidate make. 

If the only anti-establishment option were a headless chicken,  at least there holds the hope of a >0 chance of honesty and progress. Preselected mealy mouthed R and D represent a bonafide 0 chance. 

tbone10's picture

What a wall of absolute shit! Get off the heroin you stupid fuck!!!

Atomizer's picture

Just like a finely tuned window maker in stockholm syndrome. 

Press the pavement for password traction. Bhahahahahaha. Fucking idiots. 

Porsche 911 Turbo Police Chase - YouTube


 

rkoen's picture

Um right. You show your displeasure by adding to Trumps biggest problem since taking office--LEAKS.  Don't ask him wtf he's doing.  Wtf are YOU doing by making it harder for him.  it LOOKS like you leakers love Hillary and want to help the globalists! 

TheLastTrump's picture

EXACTLY.

 

These so called "Trump voters", his so called "base", are nothing but easy come easy go Dec-May romance pussies.

 

I know Trump's base and it does not consist of criminal hackers & racists & anti Semites or pro Russian trolls.


It consists of millions of hard working Americans that spend little to no time reading conspiracy theory blog sites like Zerohedge because they're too busy taking their kids to soccer practice or working late.

 

VWAndy's picture

 So did anyone try it and see if it works and what did they find?

Sledge-hammer's picture
Sledge-hammer (not verified) Apr 9, 2017 1:44 AM

I do not pretend all of this computer hackery and programming.  It is all Greek to me.  I do know that the Russians never once turned an American to become a Russian spy or traitor during the Soviet Union's existence.  All of our traitors approached them and offered to become their spies.  Thus, this nonsense of blaming the Russians for our treacherous jew-controlled gov'ts underhanded activities against American citizens needs to end, and our gov't must turn its efforts against our enemies.  We will not be able to make this happen as long as there are jews in our gov't, media, and intelligence services.

Blanco Diablo's picture

Afterthought,  When was the last time Iran attacked a country??  I think it was right after V Nuland spent 5 billion to overthrow the elected Govt of Ukraine.

TheLastTrump's picture

Hey how about that nifty little Iranian backed insurgency going on in Yemen.

 

If they weren't there stirring up trouble do you think there'd be a hot war there?

TheLastTrump's picture

only an ignoramus could make that statement >>>

 

I do know that the Russians never once turned an American to become a Russian spy or traitor during the Soviet Union's existence.

rahrog's picture

The Ruling Class needs to be hacked and exposed at every available turn. Their personal info, banking info, it is all fair game. They use the state to hack the people, so the people need to hack back.

 

Asymetrical warfare.

 

SUCK IT BITCHEZ

 

LithiumWarsWAKEUP's picture

"the Password is....'turd biter'. For 20, Alex".

ronaldwilsonreagan's picture

Trumptards got Trumped :) Trump=HillBushBamia

AttilaTheGun's picture

It's Trump's fault they hacked the NSA and released all their secrets. Smh. Beef up that security.

nekten's picture

Happened before Trump. Happened last August.

haruspicio's picture

Why don't they just change the password?

Dougs Decks's picture

Can we get a do-over??? "cause this time my vote goes to the Giant Meteor Guy,,,

Wahooo's picture

Shadowbrokers sounds a lot like Boris. BTW, where is Boris?

TheLastTrump's picture

Looks like this group attacked the USA.

 

Send in SEAL Team 6.

nekten's picture

"The USA" is not the NSA

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

In closing...

DID THE "SHADOW BROKERS" MENTION THEIR OWN BETRAYAL TO THE GOVERNMENT THAT MADE 9/11 HAPPEN?... DID THEY DO WHAT THE ONLY NSA EMPLOYEE ON THE PAYROLL THAT MATTERS DID SIGNING THE PLEDGE FOR AN INVESTIGATION THROUGH AE911 TRUTH (http://www.ae911truth.org/signatures/ae.html)?...

SHADOW BROKERS ARE A FARCE. BECAUSE IF THEY VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP THEY KNEW HIS TIES TO WALL STREET THAT SAW HIM THROUGH 5 BANKRUPTCIES AND THAT HE WAS THE PERFECT "BAIT" JUST LIKE BARACK OBAMA WAS WITH HIS PRISTINE VOTING RECORD THAT GAVE THE AMERICAN SHEEP "HOPE & CHANGE"... DONALD TRUMP IS A LITTLE MAN WITH SMALL IDEAS THAT REVOLVE ONLY AROUND HIMSELF AND HIS REAL ESTATE BUSINESS.

IF HE WERE A TRUE PATRIOT HE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN SCIENTIST AND ENGINEERS AROUND HIM AT "GROUND ZERO" ON SEPTEMBER 11,2016 TO SIGN THE PLEDGE AND TELL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT IF HE BECAME PRESIDENT "NOT ON HIS WATCH" AND THOSE IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION AND MILITARY AND WITHIN THE IC WOULD ALL BE GOING TO JAIL FOR THEIR WAR CRIMES.

THIS STORY IS B.S.

THE NSA EMPLOYEES JUST LIKE THEIR COUNTERPARTS AT THE CIA ARE ALL "WHORES" THAT WILL SELL SECRETS AND BETRAY THEIR GOVERNMENT TO ANYONE THAT IS THE "HIGHEST BIDDER" FOR THOSE SECRETS...

SAME AS IT EVER "WAS" FOLKS!

THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND THE PRC DON'T NEED TO SEND THEM OVER HERE TO INFILTRATE OUR SECRETS WHEN THEY CAN DO IT REMOTELY FROM HOME WITH THEIR OWN CURRENCIES UNLIKE THE NSA PAYCHECK THAT'S DENOMINATED IN USD!

END OF "NO" STORY!!!

nevertheless's picture

It is all a lie, if the media reports it, you know it is part of their narrative.

 

A simple case in point, the absolute scarsity of news that reports crimes commited by illegal immigranst, or deaths of white men due to police shootings. Do these crimes not happen, they surely do, but they do not support the zionist globalist aggenda, thus they are kept from the public view. Conversly events that support the zionist globalist aggenda are reported 24/7.

 

My point is this, the media lies, whether through omission of deception, they have an agenda, and have had for over 40 years. 

 

Trump is owned, Sheldon Adleson is one of many owners of Trump, the same people that own the media, entertainment, Congress, just follow the money. 

 

So, if the media reports it, it is because it is a narrative the Zionist neocons desire be put in the public conscience. 

Land Snark's picture

If one were to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, the only argument I could make would be this; He knows it was a false flag and went ahead with this "ineffective" strike (no runways were destroyed). All to get the neocons on his side so as to get other things "done" and put the "russians BFF" meme to bed. Maybe the russians are in on it? Hard to know from the outside looking in...

Maybe this password release is part of the plan to dismantle the deep state.

Raul44's picture

Its more than that. He was expected to be The One who will do the right things and heal America. In order to do such things, some extraordinary steps would have to be done, many of which he promised. None of that happened, he did not prosecuted Clinton, he did not Changed anything, he backtracked on many things and is now focusing on ME wars(which he was against), adding that further steps will follow. This is nothing of what genuine person would do and nothing of the steps that US desperately need.

Even if this was only distraction as you point out, US need some serious changes ASAP in order to recover, not wasting time with some shit tests and fake distractions. At best this is a time waster and another "nothing" period, at worse this is continuation of past presidents which is more likely and thus a liar.

ReZn8r's picture

So really, what does this do for us? POTUS can't or won't do anything to the NSA or CIA. He won't fire Comey which is totally within his power. So what if the pass code was released. NSA and CIA just keep doing the 'fuck you business' to everyone in every country. The World Criminal League will continue to function. What the fuck good does it do for this information to be released.

TerraHertz's picture

I have to admit, I'm finding it difficult to make sense of recent events.

Knowns:

* Trump history suggests he isn't naive about the deep state. Quote "They will do anything, *anything* [to win]." And yet he often acts as if he is naive. I'm not sure if he's blind and stupid, or playing a deep game theory game, complete with feints and deceptions.

* Trump was rolling back the anti-Assad war-party rhetoric. And he apparently understood about the *previous* false flag 'Assad gas attack' a few years ago. He definitely understands bargaining positions, and why it's unbelievable Assad would do that now. And yet, Trump is suddenly all about the poor gassed children and blowing up Assad's airforce.

* He spends a long night working *something* out, then fires 60 Tomahawks at one small airfield. One falls in the sea, 29 arrive at the airfield, causing light damage. Where are the other 30?

* Russians informed an hour before the attack, and who of course told the Syrians. Numbers of dead at the airfield varies depending on source. Up to 6 or 7, ie few. But were there really *any*?

* Trump has to know the rules for attacking another nation. Supposed to be if there's a credible threat, etc. And supposed to get approval from Congress. But he just went ahead and attacked. This is *really* not like him, so far as I can tell.

Or did he attack?

It occurs to me that since he's the 'art of the deal' guy, maybe that wasn't an attack, it was a deal. With Assad and Russia. Something like, "Hey Assad and Putin, I need to find out exactly which arseholes in my administration think attacking Syria is a great idea. If I fire 60 out of date missiles, 30 to an obscure airfield and 30 to your designated silver recycling field, can you please pretend outrage for a while? You should have enough time to get everyone clear. And I'll be playing an anti-Assad act too, but don't be fooled. Deal?"

If they said yes, then Trump didn't need to ask Congress or anyone else for permission to fire the Tomahawks. And he'd be acting just as he is currently.

Maybe this is wishful think on my part. Certainly if Trump was fooled by the gas false flag and actually did what he appears to have just done, then count me as one more disillusioned and angry ex-supporter. I'm certain Hillary would have brought us WWIII as fast as she possibly could, and thought Trump was an anti-Globalist, and not prone to being hoodwinked. Perhaps I'm wrong about the last two.

Cognitive dissonance... If Trump just fired 60 expensive cruise missiles (and failed) because he believes the bullshit 'Assad gas attack' story he's been fed, then he's a moron. But I know he's not... and so there are missing pieces, unknowns.

Oh, and reddit/The_Donald mod team appears to have been taken over by anti-Trump elements. Banning everyone who dares to actually discuss anything, as opposed to just echoing pro-Trump chants. Which means the Trump movement lost it's major venue for debate, alerting the movement to risks, and discussing strategy. The magic phrase is 'concern trolling', used to justify banning any and all imperfect thoughts. Funny revelation recently about having 6 million subscribers, but only 380K active? Did they ban 5+ million already? Ha ha, me included, when I made the mistake of starting a post with "I'm concerned ...".

Curiously the supposed uncensored alternative to reddit, https://voat.co/v/TheDonald, also has exactly the same 'no concern trolling, no real discussion' chilling rules.

GaryInTexas's picture

You are having trouble making sense of recent events because your "knowns" are actually unknowns, conjecture, assumptions sprinkled with fiction and doubt. You left out the part that Ivanka actually ordered the attack.

nevertheless's picture

It all makes sense if you accept the idea that Trump is owned by the Zionist NeoCon machine. The same people he owes much of his success to. 

roadhazard's picture

So what happened when you typed in the password... a scary monster popped up and you wet your pants?

TerraHertz's picture

Then there's this:
https://voat.co/v/TheDonald/1777079
https://i.imgtc.com/lI6GU9W.png
"Trump and his advisors last night" (Presumably overseeing the Tomahawk attack.)

Who remembers Obama's 'killing Bin Laden' situation room photo? This: http://everist.org/pics/misc/watching.jpg
You can't make this stuff up. But they can.

Now, is Trump aware Bin Laden died in 2002, and he's having a joke with this photo arrangement?
Or is he really, really ignorant about the swamp he's supposed to be draining?

Danedog's picture

Glad to see this hacker group.  Payback for Trumps deception and betrayal of his election base.  When in Florida he can crawl back into the swamp to visit with the other swamp creatures, since he has become swamp king. Sad.  Eh Tu Bruti. The back stabbler.  There will be more fence jumpers with some vets who do know what they are doing.

Sledge-hammer's picture
Sledge-hammer (not verified) Apr 9, 2017 2:37 PM

Based on Shadowbroker's diction, I do not think that they are Americans, unless they are trying to sound like foreigners speaking English.  Glad that I do not understand all of this nonsense.

nekten's picture

I think the broken English is phony just to say "I/we could be from anywhere."

As others have said, it could have been run through translation apps and then back again.

But "nonesense" I would not call it.

wisehiney's picture

I can appreciate Shadowbrokers trying to hold Trumps feet to the fire, but they gotta dig the way he dumped comey.

Give him a chance dudes.

nevertheless's picture

Stop with the "give him a chance", that is the same thing they said about Obama to his idiot supporters. 

 

The list of Trump's betrayals grws everyday, as he shows his true colors.

 

Trump is owned by the same filth that own US media. 

 

At some point, such naivete more amounts to treason than innocents. 

 

What was it now, Trump's Cabinet supports mass immigration and NAFTA...come the fuck on!