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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HRClinton's picture

Truth is anti-Palestinian?

Palestinians are Semites too. Probably more so than most who claim to be. 

(Keep that one in your pocket or repertoire of comeback lines)

The central planners's picture

Treason is what Trump is doing to us right now.

thebigunit's picture

Wrong:  Treason is what the Trump haters are doing to us right now.

Treason is what Trump is doing to us right now.

The swamp creatures are threatened.

Grumbleduke's picture

Didn't you know - people love treason, and hate the traitor.

seek's picture

If the story is to be believed, these tools were found on a server the NSA didn't own, being used as a base to hack others.

This is not treason. It's incompetence. It may have been deliberate on the part of someone within the NSA, or possibly exposed by another state-level actor.

Treason only applies to citizens. If someone in Romania stumbles on this and releases it, it's hardly treason.

The bigger issue is that this stuff is now out in the wild. Anyone can use these tools now. This was the cyber equivalent of leaving unsecured nukes in the same warehouse located in a bad neighborhood you were running a chop shop out of.

It's probably my foil hat being on too tight, but dumping this stuff out into the world sure would be a great pretext for a cyber war that leads to the internet being severely restricted. Fits in with getting all that pesky "fake news" out of the way, as well as granting an information monopoly to google, verizon, etc, who would hardly complain about the windfall that would come from the new, safe, secure (/sarc for those impaired) internet.

Tenshin Headache's picture

I've got a foil hat just like that.

War Machine's picture

Absolutely not. It is done in service to the Republic against the anti-nationalists.

Use whichever label you like for what is a cartel if interests, but, in essence, imho, whether its Zionists, Globalists, NWO, etc. it is people who are anti-American Republic. It looks to be Israel Firsters and Internationalist bankers to me most of all.

It is my considered opinion that it is best to use the term 'Zionist,' and absolutely crucial to avoid blaming 'the Jews' both because that is wildly inaccurate, unfair to most Jewish Americans, and absolutely dead-in-the-water as persuasive rhetoric.

But it is Israeli nationalists, it is banks, it is corporate interests.

It's Kushner. It's McCain. It's Graham.

And its CIA.

Fwiw: I strongly encourage you to read the April 7 and 8 entries>



You, too, Tyler D.

Gentlemen - let us all pray to whatever God is yours for a peaceful reformation of our foreign policy which has been hijacked by anti-Republic forces for far too long.

Hackers are far more important than I could ever be.

We need to know more about, lets focus on a top ten.

Who are the top ten Anti-Americans? (a good, simple term since Anti-Republicans is confused with the Anti-American Republic, Republican Party.

We are Americans who have awoken to a cartel of anti-American forces within our government.

Put aside race, religion, put aside political theologies - Left and Right must unite against a common, foreign and alien foe.

There may be a time for guys like me to dust off a battered old footlocker, and leave the dogs with neighbors.

But gentlemen, I shit you not, and I want to *strenuously* emphasize that I intend this toward *you* - every individual person, as an individual person, now reading these words.

No one read this will like what happens if lots of those footlockers start opening.

Because it will not be a fight with any rules whatsoever. We have flown waaaaaay fucking past that by now.

*May God grant us peace.

And may God demand that His supposed emissaries upon this earth begin to vocally and ostentatiously call on world governments for peace.

If they fail to do so: they will lose the protection of The One.

#arrestmccain - and those of you who are able to find the way to *lawfully* do so, who begin to sniff where this is going, gentlemen: that there is an Order.

WarPony's picture

"Zionistas" has a ring to it - and have foot locker, will travel.

CrabbyR's picture

Still looking for a msm comment....nothing yet

stampman's picture

Excuse me, Putz, but no one has yet mentioned any of the hacks used by the NSA against innocent Americans like me, which is the true treason.

And they do it right here on ZH whenever I am in here.


TeraByte's picture

Is not, if you win the game, you become national hero instead.

stampman's picture

Will some trite quaint definition matter when we are stretching your antisocial criminal neck until it is breaking?

Peanut Butter Engineer's picture

Treason is being committed by our government against the people they should be serving, this is our voice to our government, and next time it will be uprising if they still refuse to serve the will of people.

stampman's picture

No, not next time.


rtb61's picture

It is established in any moral country, that it is illegal to obey an illegal order, following orders is not an excuse to commit crimes. Law demands that all those who are aware of a crime must report that crime, whether that crime is reported publicly anonymously or privately, as long as the authorities gain it to uphold the law. It is never treason to expose criminal activity of your own government it is treason to fail to do so when you have taken an oath to do so.

Those tools were used indescriminantly for all sorts of purposes, least of which was security, chief uses gaining information for use in blackmail, insider finnancial trading and industrial espionage. That insider trading is worth billions, gaining information on corporations prior to them publishing it, this done globally, allowing tens of billions in profits (so banksters tied to military industrial complex contractors tied to NSA and CIA).

Hongcha's picture

Mouthbreathers, look at this shiny thing!

Meanwhile, efforts at full spectrum dominance and WW3 continue apace.

Amerika is a tax farm.

dark fiber's picture

There is a very thin line between full spectrum dominance and full spectrum autism.  I think the US government has crossed that line a very long time ago.

stampman's picture

"Efforts" yeah--efforts in vain.

CIA, NSA, FBI, FED--ALL  need to die NOW.

None of them belong to the USA.  They are ALL enemies and outright traitors.

Blankone's picture

All these groups or people who supposedly have intelligence and the documents regarding the truth but then do not release it completely for all soon after they obtain it are very suspect. And the delays and need for attention brings the info into question. All the delays AND redating/omissions greatly hinder those seeking the truth.

stampman's picture

Timing is everything, my simpleton.

FFS,this place is absolutely LOADED with deep state trolls tonight.

Shadowbrokers has hit a very raw nerve.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Hint: The password is password.

The central planners's picture

Wrong the password is: KUSHNER all in caps

seek's picture

Actually the real password was:


and the files are on github at https://github.com/x0rz/EQGRP


CorneliuCodreanu's picture

Trump is being taken down by design. This paasword leak is part of the narrative. 

The 4d Chess Game Scam and the Next Phase — A Summer of Chaos
stampman's picture

If that is true, then it will only make things worse for these criminal deep state fuckers later when they have been rolled up.

Barney Fife's picture

Wow, I'm thinking that Trump Fluffers might spit The Donald's cum out of their mouths with this one. 

CH1's picture

When you're being proven right... shut the fuck up!

stampman's picture


IridiumRebel's picture

I've accepted the fact that no matter who is in office, we are screwed sheep.

stampman's picture

"We?"  You perhaps, not me.

I got my $100k from TARP.  But I guess you were too stupid or too lazy to fill out the forms, so you were shorn like a good little sheeple.

The trick is to beat them at their own game--because THEY ARE INHERENTLY STUPID, lest they would actually do things correctly, which in fact is very easy for anyone who is not a degenerate criminal.

aPocketofResistance's picture

To summarize: Don't forget your fucking base, Trump.

johnnycanuck's picture

How many times does he have to fuck you people over before you get it? 

stampman's picture

How many times would Hillary fuck us over before you realize what a dumb ass you are for what you just posted?

HRClinton's picture

Some people in Thump's base just need that repeated screwing that abused people need.

So sad.

stampman's picture

Trump really has nothing to do with any of this, you dumb shit.  He is just the pivotman fuckee of the hour, nothing more.

No one should know that better than you, ya dumb cunt DEEP STATE TROLL.

MrSteve's picture

How can any of this be true? I thought everyone knows the password is ADMIN.

thebigunit's picture

More false flag  misdirection. The password is <PASSWORD>.

Peacefulwarrior's picture

This may be repetitive but having to bear witness to the actions of the people on this Planet makes it a proverb... "In times of Universal Deceit, Telling the TRUTH becomes a Revolutionary act."

----_-'s picture
----_- (not verified) Apr 8, 2017 1:34 PM

lmao   you trusted a guy who is maried to kushner


you guys are 10 years old

have you not listen to tbe trump inauguration? please remember zion


GRDguy's picture

The rabbi did make a point to say that Trump's success would be their success.

stampman's picture

We've got a team of 20 deep state trolls working in here upvoting each other.  This poster ----_-. is one of them.

Stupid asshat, we are discussing this nation USA, not Donald Trump.

tyberious's picture

Ladies and Gents, its offical we have a full blown Civil War!

samsara's picture

Viva Deplorables
Viva Brokers

Resistance against MIC, JPM/GS, Globalists, PC Leftest/Statists, Dual Passport Foriegn interests....etc

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Lol.  Not quite yet.


But the sporadic guerilla attacks in this asymmetrical game have been impressive.  


Let's see if that  former NSA employee really has the goods lol.   I personally doubt it.