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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Hannibal's picture

 Controversial anti govt website Veteranstoday.com and Veteranstodaylive.com (been kicked) off the air, (500 Internal Server Error)

me or you's picture

They will be back later tonight.

thebigunit's picture

This "hacker group" seems to be just another ignorant, basement dwelling clod who doesn't have a full grip on reality.

#5—Increased U.S. involvement in a foreign war (Syria Strike)

I think the "Syria Strike" was WAY WAY overhyped and the "hacker group", in its complete isolation from reality, accepted the Neo-con narrative that it was "saving Israel" or "nation building" or whatever the bunk of the day is.

Trump was simply taking out some DANGEROUS lunatics who were going crazy with chemical weapons.  They were REAL dangerous lunatics and the chemical weapons were REAL chemical weapons.

What do you do if you have a concealed carry and some lunatic pulls out a chlorine bottle and says he's going to gas the place?

You pull out your piece and blast the sucker between the eyes. You don't ask for the UN or the New York TImes to check the lunatic's ID or decide if we're "increasing U.S. involvement in a foreign war".

It's not that hard to understand.

Benito_Camela's picture

That whole screed is based only on the (disputed) outcome of this week's Navy launched missile strikes, of which you so obviously approve. Well guess what: Syria is flying air strikes out of that same goddamned air base today. 

So remind us: What was the REAL purpose of those tomahawks on Thursday night again? 

thebigunit's picture

Dear Commie:

I'll try to talk slowly and use small words so you can get it:

So remind us: What was the REAL purpose of those tomahawks on Thursday night again? 

It was to blow up bad guys who were using chemical weapons which EVERYONE agreed after World War I should be banned.

And, by the way, the U.S. has actual ground troops in Syria and ANY military commander is going to demand that ANY chemical weapons that could possibly used against U.S. forces be taken out.  If it takes six tomahawks to take them out, fire sixty tomahawks.

I know the Neo-cons and the Never Trumpers are squirting all over themselves because they think Trump did it to help Israel, but the answer is: "No, he didn't".

Trump did it to embarass John Horseface Kerry who said he "negotiated the removal of chemical weapons to Russian custody", he did it to embarass Putin and show him up as a liar or an incompetent, and he did it to send a signal to the Chinese and the NORKS that he's a "problem solver" and not an empty suit like Obama.

stampman's picture

My, but you have such a low IQ.

Your butt's so big yet your mind is so small that you couldn't see a false flag if it slapped you right in your fat ass.

Why did you come over here from Faux News tonight?  Please stay over there from now on.

meditate_vigorously's picture

Right, because basement dwellers can produce the password to the most secure NSA database on the internet.

ersatz007's picture

Seems like you have it all figured out. Your analogy sucks by the way.

thebigunit's picture

It was brilliant.  You just don't realize how brilliant it was.

stampman's picture

Yep-every bit as brilliant as the dank interior of your huge rectal unit--"where the sun don't shine!"

Overdrawn's picture

Chemical weapons were a false flag

Doctor For Syrian Chemical Attack is a Jihadist From the U.K. (VIDEO)


Stranger_in_a_Strange_Land's picture

No, it's not that hard to understand.  That's why you look like a dipshit.

Here's a better analogy:

Some dude is out one morning washing his car in the driveway, when a bunch of fiction actors and writers launch a 'news' story how you were seen just that morning, poisoning a bunch of kids.

For 'proof' they show a bunch of clips, with about as much realism shown as scenes from an A-Team or CHiPs episode, but also never actually showing you were even there.

Then, the dude washing his car in driveway, notices that a van that had been parked across the street since last Tuesday, explodes with a SWAT unit pouring out to take him down.

thebigunit's picture


Here's a better analogy:

You cheapskate, why don't you shell out some decent money and hire some real writers.

Then, the dude washing his car in driveway, notices that a van that had been parked across the street since last Tuesday, explodes with a SWAT unit pouring out to take him down.

Seriously juvenile and corny. Exploding parked vans with SWAT units?

Yeah, sure.  Happens every day.

Stranger_in_a_Strange_Land's picture

LOL, yes pathetic...that you continue to demonstrate what a dumbshit looks like in absolute splendor, for all to see.

The 'exploding' SWAT van was figurative, not literal, dipshit.  As in a bunch of SWAT people, jump out at once, like an 'explosion'...figurative.

And yes, that happens just about every fucking day in the U.S...no matter how 'corny' or 'juvenile' you wish it to be.

thebigunit's picture

I hurt your feelings, didn't I.

LOL, yes pathetic...that you continue to demonstrate what a dumbshit looks like in absolute splendor, for all to see.

Good.  That was my intention.

Dilluminati's picture

I gave you the upvote, wait till the shit turns off and these morons ccan't tweet

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

What do you do if you have a concealed carry and somebody in the crowd throws a chlorine bottle but you don't actually have proof who did it.  Just start shooting at a likely suspect?


And when did it become assumed that we are the world's policeman anywhere and everywhere?   There at least used to be some opposition to the concept.

soulcalibur's picture

Expose the deep state!! names, locations, family, asset

gdpetti's picture

Next level requires 'everything opening up'... thus all this 'outing' as positions are taken for the NWO. THis group must realize, that once one joins that NWO club, they don't unjoin... they don't just leave quietly... you don't just walk away... you don't return to your campaign promises... there is no return from sender... there is only full speed ahead.... hang on, it's gonna be a bumpy ride as things 'heat' up...

Benito_Camela's picture

It's an interesting thought. My only problem with it is that the entrenched establishment powers will easily discredit/diminish its impact it by way of noise and distraction and that any future such releases will be watered down or rendered useless as a result. 

I admit I'm totally talking out of my ass on this particular topic because I am not intimately aware of the contents of today's "leak" or whatever, but in the current climate with all the (easy) accusations of "fake news" and the (difficult) process of distinguishing real from propaganda, not to mention the failure of the establishment media on both the left and right to maintain credibility, the whole thing could devolve into a whole lot of static with very little useful information coming out of it. 

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

In a real civil war exposing family is the way to go.   Things are gonna get real ugly anyway.  


War is hell lol.

Barrock's picture

Trump needs to change or he will be a one term president.  He also needs to dump his daughter and son-in-law Kirchner.  Both are left wing libs.  Just google Kirchner.  We have not seen one iota of proof that Al Assad used chemical weapons.  Yet Trump bombs the air base.  Unfortunately, it seems that Trump is listening to the people and intel communities that want to get rid of him.  Michael Savage says the gas is not even Saran nerve gas, but some other type of chocking gas.  

Benito_Camela's picture

I'm not sure they are "left wing" jibs. They are obviously pro-Zionist moles who will attempt to subvert any other policy (including "America first") such that the longstanding neocon/neolib climate of protection and fostering of Saudi terror and Israeli settlements/repurcussions continues unabated. Not to mention free money courtesy of the Fed. That particular ideology doesn't seem to hew to any particular "party" except maybe the fucking deep state. 

Benito_Camela's picture

I take it back, BTW. The daughter is a Democrat. 

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

It was the perfect setup for a false flag.  Just wait for the predictable bombing and then drop a little Sarin as the bombs explode.


Only the rebels benefit from a gas attack.   I wouldn't be surprised if it happens again.


Proof would be useful.  Even with proof I don't give a fuck that one primitive tribe of sandalwearing ragheads is fighting another.   It isn't worth our money and certainly in terms of realpolitik we have no critical national interest there.


Where did the blonde kid stars come from?


And while I am ranting they may be wearing Nike's instead of sandals  but they can all go to hell for as little as I give a fuck.   No critical national interest involved.   Even Faux News said it could only be justified on "humanitarian" grounds.   I though "humanitarian" war mongering was the democrat's thing.


Baby pics work every time.  Repubs are as stupid as dhimmicrats

thebigunit's picture

Trump says he believes Assad did it based on information provided to him by his military commanders.

We have not seen one iota of proof that Al Assad used chemical weapons.

60 million people believed that Trump is credible enough to be President.

The testimony of an informed, credible chief executive is at least an iota of proof.

It's at least more proof than the uninformed drug addled braying of some doofuss named "internet".

FlKeysFisherman's picture

So now every pimply faced kid with wi-fi has these tools not to mention some very skilled hacker types.

I'm no computer expert but I think we're going to see some ramifications of this very shortly.

Grumbleduke's picture

maybe someone will finally audit (and shut down) the FED...

Dilluminati's picture

It's a good thing swift required minimal security because robbing banks got more difficult



Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Indeed.  The patches come out next week.

dreihoden's picture

Julian, it's time to drop the poop on DJT

directaction's picture

We've all been betrayed by jacktard Trump.
I hope his presidency crashes and burns in an impeachment.
Then Pence needs to be booted.
Both of them are scumbag war maniacs.
The same as Obama and Bush II and Clinton(s). 

Nightjar's picture

Great, more agency limited bullshit hangouts

Vageling's picture

Wut DaFuQ? I'm as anti-globalist, anti-moneychangers, etc as they come. But this? It creeps me out! Is this some soup letter psy-ops? 

Lets see what happens. This should trigger a witch hunt within NSA. Also wondering about Trump his move on this. He can't dodge it.

Suddenly the Russia meme was revived it seems. Need to look at this from all angles. The good patriots seems more likely to me, IMO.

What a world we live in. Deception or revolt?

European American's picture

When ever the terms "Zionists" and "Jews" are absent from articles like this, it makes me wonder who the "Hackers" are.

Global Hunter's picture

Well why don't you read the article and you will be pleased.

They accuse Trump of working for "Israeli Nationalist (Zionist)" and "Goldman Sachs".

Yer welcome

Global Hunter's picture

+1 I thought it was the most exciting part myself :)

natashav's picture

Israel through Jared Kushner is running the USA.

Check out the article "Bibi has slept in Jared Kushner's Bed"


Trump just asked congress today for more war in Syria.


I hope the Shadow Brokers destroy Trump.

I voted for him and clearly he was an Israeli War Mongering Evil Puppet after all.


Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Trump was easy to manipulate.   Power corrupts, but it especially corrupts the narcissist.


"Those beautiful blonde children were snuffed out.  You are the most powerful leader of the most powerful country in the world.  Will you now lead?  Or will you be known as being just like Obama and dithering when bold forceful action is necessary."


Trump would be a pushover for something like that.  "No!  I am not like Obama, so I will do whatever it takes to prove it" lol

Benito_Camela's picture

I will say that the continual use of broken English and the word "peoples" in place of "people" is a little bit concerning. 


Do you be remembering when you touring the country and all those peoples believed in you and supported you? You were those peoples hope. 

Doesn't particularly sound like an American writing this. Unless he/she was home schooled (OK, OK, I had to get that little joke in there)...ahem...public schooled.  But... it was probably deliberate. 

Evil Liberals's picture

The 'broken English' is a false flag. Look at other sentences throughout. Example "get er done" separated by commas. How many foreigners would dream up 'get er done'.

FlKeysFisherman's picture

Anonymouth is some sort of language tool that diguises your writing style to avoid detection. Spies would know of this and use it.



In.Sip.ient's picture

I'd say "broken english" is a fairly effective rouse

to make it harder to get a "profile" on the author...


Global Hunter's picture

I think Ted Kazinsky was turned in by a family member who recognized his writing style and the ideas contained in the manifesto.  I will have to go look that up...


then in 1995 when the Unabomber produced his 35,000-word "manifesto", excoriating the industrial revolution and modern science, David had a sinking feeling. The tone was chillingly similar to some of the more hate-filled letters he had received from Ted, and there was one phrase in particular he recognised: "Cool-headed logicians."


TwelveOhOne's picture

I recall "Eat your cake and have it too" being one of those phrases.

Which I find far more insightful than "have your cake and eat it too" -- I have it, then I eat it.  The Kaczinsky wording makes it more clear: that you are attempting to eat the cake, and also retain possession of it.