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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me or you's picture

REVOLUTION is the only way left to take back the country from the traitors and dual-citizens that have taken over US Govt.


* Time to fight or die on your knees like cowards.

thebigunit's picture

I'm kind of at the back of the mob and can't see who's up front.  Could you raise your hand or something so I know which mouth-foaming lunatic I'm supposed to be following.

REVOLUTION is the only way left to take back the country from the traitors and dual-citizens that have taken over US Govt.

Are you the guy in the Che Guevara shirt or the Hillary Clinton pantsuit?

Benito_Camela's picture

"Are you the guy in the Che Guevara shirt or the Hillary Clinton pantsuit?"

Interesting set of choices you've laid out there. Any preferences of your own (besides the entrenched Goldmanites on the right)? 

- BTW, I'm not even sure I understand where you're coming from, so the one current downvote is not mine. 

me or you's picture

It seems his Jewish feelings were hurt.

thebigunit's picture

Proof that YOU are part of the problem:

It seems his Jewish feelings were hurt.


The Neo-cons went crazy because they (and you) think Trump bombed Syria for them.  

He didn't.  He bombed some guys that were using chemical weapons.  Trump bombs ANYBODY who uses chemical weapons.

It's the decent thing to do.

HowdyDoody's picture

He is perfectly happy letting the Saudis ethnially cleanse Yemen of the Houthis. US drone strikes have gone up dramatically since January. I am surprised there are that many schools, hospitals and the like left in Yemen.

stampman's picture

He is a comfortable sheeple hedging his cunt at the back of the mob.  Playing it safe.

The "big unit" is his arsehole.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Do do you want a revolution or not?  Lol.   Follow any of them.   The ultimate pathway is still the same.

thebigunit's picture

I don't want any revolution led by Che Guevara or Hillary Clinton.

How about you?

Do do you want a revolution or not? 

stampman's picture

Who says it has to be led?

Usually, shit just happens.  Names are only for the history books.

Hannibal's picture

Great!..Whatever it takes to expose the treasonous war criminals and other evil doers.

BSHJ's picture

Is this significant in any way or only useful to the hacker community?

DollarMenu's picture

Really, I do not have the resources or facilities or even the mental acuity to access these "files", password or none.

There should be a package of instx - "Decryption for Dummies" along with managable data chunks that ordinary blokes can play around with.

Make available for $15 or $20 or whatever, via PayPal.

Spread the shit around, like composting a field.

Then let's see what comes up.


Vilfredo Pareto's picture

If it has unpatched exploits it will interest software designers and security consultants.   

Olympus Mons is not a Volcano's picture


“When All Else Fails They Take You To War” – Gerald Celente

Although I think they can only afford a Civil War!

RightLineBacker's picture

Hell. George Soros is currently financing a USA Civil War.

Soros must go.
McCain must go.
Graham must go.
Ryan must go.

bornlastnight's picture





Ivanka Trump must go
Jared Kushner must go

HRClinton's picture

Her married name is Yael Kushner

It's what they use privately and at the Synagogue. 

Ivanka is her stage name. 

Neochrome's picture

Look out for another false flag attack in order to wag the dog from this narrative.

My guess is that Deep State will strike somewhere in Ukraine just to spread "the outrage" bit thicker...

P.S. Need a real estate agent specialized in nuclear shelters, please contact me.

Dieselclam's picture

Contact Ed Peden at 20th Century Castles llc at missilebases.com.  You're welcome. 

Insurrexion's picture


The broken English is Hillaryous.

Here is a hacker secret:

They do the BS English scam to fool Democrats.


Keep it a secret.

Neochrome's picture

They had to give it away with "double dutch ruddering" though.  I had to Google it myself so now I'm looking forward to Spectrum selling my browsing history (thank you Trump) and receiving all the saucy adverts. 

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

That former NSA employee is laying it on a bit thick lol.


Only peoples who pretending is  Russian is write that way.

HRClinton's picture

No, it's to prevent speech pattern analysis, that might help narrow or ID the list of suspects.

Omega_Man's picture

peoples are not pleased

floosy's picture

The Geeks Shall inherit the Earth

holdbuysell's picture

"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..."

Did anyone else pick up on this? Fitts thinks there's a 50/50 chance the pedo at the high levels of government story comes out this year. Just like it shook the Vatican to its core, it will likely shake the country if exposed.

Grumbleduke's picture

don't see the vatican shaking. Are you? They're still there, still in business, all's well for the clergy.

thebigunit's picture

This is a new one.  I didn't know the Vatican was doing anything anymore but promoting communist "social justice" and "global warming".

Benito_Camela's picture

Yeah well that and overpopulation in sub-Saharan Africa and Central/South America by way of banning contraceptives (and of course "baby killing"). 

One of We's picture


Lots of shit can divide us but every decent human being that ever was can unite against pedophiles.

samsara's picture

Got a link for the Chathrine Fitts comments?

holdbuysell's picture


I believe it's in this audio interview with Greg Hunter from mid-March. She covers a lot of territory in her interviews. She's a really smart lady with a lot of experience in relevant areas for 'following the money'.


One of the quotes in the interview intro:

"Another big problem Trump is going to have to sort out is human sex trafficking. Fitts says, “The human trafficking, the child trafficking and the pedophilia is a very deep important story and a very bad scandal.  Pedophilia for generations is a way you create control files on people, and control files is a way you maintain a political structure that is outside the official law and the official reality.  If you are a shadow government, pedophilia is key to creating those control files.  It’s a way of managing financial fraud on a very economic basis.  It was always out of hand, but now it has gotten wildly out of hand.  It was one of the big swing policies between the Trump group and the Clinton group as to what the approach is going to be.  If you look at the explosion of arrest around the country, I think that is state and local law enforcement acting to the change in the rule that they clearly see. . . . If you look at how the squabble has gone, it is looking to me that we are getting to the point where he (Trump) may not have a choice.  WikiLeaks says that the first round is about 1% of what they have in “Vault 7.”  If they dump out another 99 equivalents of what they just dumped out on the CIA, America is going to be in a state of complete shock, which I think will be very healthy.  I hope they dump it out.  Pedophilia is just the beginning of what’s there to be dumped out.”"

Dark star's picture

The leakers in the surveillance apparatus may be ready willing and able to leak information about every Senaotor's "Little Vietnamese boy".

That would grip the nation's attention rather more than esoteric hacking tools.

And it would totally discredit those who know about it and are sitting on the information.

BlindMonkey's picture

"All your bases are belong to us."---The Shadow Brokers

directaction's picture

Quick Poll:
<--- This is great news. Expose Obama and Trump as vicious war criminals.
<--- This is terrible news. I love and adore mass killers and war criminals.  

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

This may turn out to be the most transparent administration ever.  Lol

----_-'s picture
----_- (not verified) Apr 8, 2017 1:51 PM

"released password"


what a joke. nsa has no secrets. usa and russia are both controlled by one and the same people from a third party "state".

people say this state is rootless. i say it has root. it has a root in pretty much each country

this state are the kikes who are living in each western cuntry.

they are writing your laws they manage your central economy and money.

the only reason hey pollute the usa more than other states the moment is the fedral reserve.




if you dont the most basic and simple kike politics you will be barking at windmills.

take your password and give it your grandma as present

tripletail's picture

Fucking brilliant! Now that the Trump presidency is effectively moribund, it'll be interesting to see if the revolution heats up.

BTW, does anyone know the status of having an Article 5 US Constitutional Convention this year?

DollarMenu's picture

Let's hope that dies a quick death.

There is nothing wrong with the Constitution we've got.

If they open the convention can of worms, it's really all over - end of story.

They have such deep control now, what makes you think you will be able to be anything but an onlooker?

The answer is to enforce the rule our Nation was born with.

thebigunit's picture

The Article V Constitutional Convention of the States IS IN the Constituion we've got.  Maybe you should read it some time.

There is nothing wrong with the Constitution we've got.

And, FYI, the U.S. Congress is an on-going Constituional convention.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

I think it is four more states.   The original one.   For tax purposes.   But I am too lazy to look it up.

Dilluminati's picture

First let me ask a single question.

Did the US government ever claim that this was indeed their software?

Any link to that verification I would appreciate seeing.


Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Lol.   If there is real code there and real targets which can be verified then no doubt.  If I remember correctly a couple of verifiable things were leaked for free.


What are you?   Part of the government sponsored troll army?  The government never confirms nor denies any leak unless it is too massive to ignore and has too many repercussions such as cablegate.  This seems minor so far though.

Dilluminati's picture

Just wanted to be sure, anything not government property is mine.

I came back from shopping sat down and saw the headline, and had gooten the original equation from github

last I checked two news sources thehill according to was reporting 8 mins ago..

I have gone around and updated what I could

but these are interesting times we live in

I'm pro trump, pro American and not apologetic about it


PleasedToMeatYou's picture

G. Edward Griffin interview - Interview with Yuri Bezmenov

“Actually there are no grassroot[s] revolutions, period. Any revolution is a byproduct of a highly-organized group of conscientious and professional organizers, but has nothing to do with grassroot[s].”


thebigunit's picture

Yeah. So, what's the point?

I don't know that anyone was disputing this.