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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Dilluminati's picture

Nah I think that the broken english is just that.. broken


Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Lol.  The consensus that this is an american pretending to be a foreigner is probably correct.   He laid it on too thick and left inadvertent clues lol.

Come On Puu See's picture


Dilluminati's picture

I agree was impressed with your analysis on obfusication by intent.  Some people think the short hand ideas, 

apt-get update

apt get upgrade

apt get install 

without a detailed explanation of of the steps is somehow connected to the manner in which the communication was purposefully done

somebody is ongoing extorting somebody and more is likely to come and nobody is going to send bitcoin and buy that stuff becuase they can probably get what they want allready without it with the cuirrent state of security, and procurring it would be like hanging a hunk of red meat on your back and asking a leather winged demon to chase you around the internet.

So this is surely a reach beyond retaliation where drip, drip, drip.. I want some money for this kidnapped stuff, better send it soon note delivered with finger, send money fast with ear in box with earing, make doanation now.. new dropbox... 

under 4 quadrant theory a gamesman and not a craftsman/jungle fighter (from the book the gamesman) 


under 4 quadrant theory (again)

This image


image below (no code injected) if you looked at the Git repository where this was made unencryoted avail for EQGRP

specific image 


Or fight, run, surrender, attack

I think it is analysis paralysis in it's intent

I found the lack of speed in rememediation by checksum and file signature interesting by commercial software security suites

Of course you can generate your own checksum and add the exception yourself

Shake the box, rattlle the box, like territorial pissing on a much larger scale over a much larger foodbowl



Benito_Camela's picture

You mean "ruse" - thanks for the downvote. Dick. 

rodocostarica's picture

Hey Boris, Good job, This text sounds exactly like you. Come on fess up man. We wont say a word.

hotrod's picture

Not even 100 days into Trump's Presidency and he bombs another country.  YES IT IS VERY ALARMING AND SOMEONE IS VERY DESPERATE. 

BenBache's picture

All theater.  Keep the sheep afraid and confused.  Let them support Trump the peace candidate and then have him betray them.  Get everyone super angry and afraid.  Then drop the hammer.

atthelake's picture

I guess we're at "drop the hammer"

Peanut Butter Engineer's picture

Cia 9-6 shill is online and trying to steer group opinion to another direction.

Lea's picture

Pass on the popcorn, mates.

VisionQuest's picture

...the ShadowBrokers should know that Bannon was NOT AT ALL removed from NSC. Being unaware of that fact does not enhance the credibility of the Shadowbrokers  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/04/05/a-funny-thing-happened-o...

Come On Puu See's picture


VWAndy's picture

 As i said the real fun starts when the right tools get into the right hands. Im thinking we will know that by the smoke getting let out of that place in Ut.

FreedomWriter's picture

Don't forget the speed cameras...

atthelake's picture

Where are the protests of anti war people demanding Washington stop bombing Syria?

Where are the protests saying Syria's bombing was illegal and immoral?

Looks like the anti war movement is dead.

Grumbleduke's picture

It died the moment the draft was rescinded.

artichoke's picture

I remember the antiwar movement of the 60's and 70's.  It was no more idealistic than "I don't want them to send me (or my boyfriend) to Vietnam!" with some free pot and free love thrown in for those who knew how to get the latter.

Anonymous IX's picture

Thank you, Shadow Brokers.  I am not alone.  I detest the infiltration of Trump's agenda by the same old same old World Power Brokers.  I'm sick of this agenda and attitude.  I am sick of constant and incessant war mongering by the U.S./NATO powers.  I am sick to death of war with no aim or purpose.  I am sick to death of war which simply immobilizes a country and reaps chaos and killing.  Leave Assad alone!!  Leave Syria alone!!!  People like Graham and McCain, retire!  I am so sick of your over-oiled phoniness and stupidity.  

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Ann Coulter had it right.


The people who want us to bomb Syria all voted for other candidates.

_freedom_lover_'s picture

Agree 100%. Trump is betraying his biggest supporters. Revert back to the campaign promises. Nobody voted for you for more wars. 

Doug's picture

Holy effin' smokes.  After getting pissed on by DJT, this kind of MAKES MY DAY.

paddycomeback's picture

I love Shadowbrokers. The certainly nailed Trump's U-turn. 

In.Sip.ient's picture

So is STUXNet in that file???



Fireman's picture

Now only can USSA not be "saved", it doesn't deserve to be saved. Like its NAZI Germany creation before it the current anglozionazi abomination deserves to go up in smoke.


Karma is coming bitchez!

Bunga Bunga's picture

Oh shit, they all have to come in on a weekend and change passwords.

Caleb Abell's picture

They can't come in today.  It's Shabbat.

me or you's picture

Since the coup that killed Kennedy Israelis and traitors have taken over US Govt.

* The only way to reverse a coup is by a REVOLUTION never think that voters have any rights.

mary mary's picture

#6  abandoned Planned Parenthood (PP).

In the GOP debates, Trump alone defended PP.  He said "I think PP does many good things".  That statement was the reason I voted for him for GOP nomination.  Then, once President, Trump "reinstituted the Mexican City policy" (took money away from PP), apparently in order to firm up his Paul Ryan/Catholic Congressional support).

Zepper's picture

I dont know who these shadowbrokers are but GOD DAMN IT! I LOVE THEM!


No one can understand how the fuck Trump got convinced to bomb Syria? WTF! kind of narrative is trying to be concieved?


I dont know if Trump lost his base but I can tell you this, anymore shinanigans by him and his approval ratings(untampered) are going to zero without his base because he should not be trying to endear himself to a bunch of fucking snowflake, extremely broken(extreme mental isssues) people that WILL never consider him president. EVER!

Do what the people sent you to do ffs! How the fuck hard can it be?! 


P.S. shadowbrokers, can you please put a couple million dollars in my bank account, just take it from Bill Gates.. you know the guy that said he was giving away his fortune 20 years agao and is now richer then ever!

Caleb Abell's picture

"No one can understand how the fuck Trump got convinced to bomb Syria? WTF! "

Either he was lying from day one, or he is so stupid that he was willing to commit an act of war so his widdle biddie girl wouldn't cry.  Alternatively, foreign policy is being directed by his Orthodox Zionist son-in-law who is loyal to his own country.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Narcissists are easy to manipulate.

Duc888's picture



"No one can understand how the fuck Trump got convinced to bomb Syria? WTF! kind of narrative is trying to be concieved?"


It was agreed 4 years ago to destroy any chemical weapons.  The site was the last known site to house them.  Please note I am not saying Assad used them on his own people... anyone with half a fucking brain stem could see that would be counterproductive to Assads cause.

Trump gave Russia and EVERY fucking other country in the ME a two hour warning.

This was a theatrical shit show for Xi partying down in FL, nothing more.

hooligan2009's picture

The only hope for Trump is that his Intel said these chemicals - weaponized or otherwise (whatever the chemicals were) were going to fall into terrorist hands and be used against the US - either military overseas or on US territory.

his support his hanging by a thread like this - a two step shuffle with Syria/Russia blowing the chemicals up and the US making a token retaliation with less impact than storm damage on some runway

Duc888's picture



"his support his hanging by a thread like this - a two step shuffle with Syria/Russia blowing the chemicals up and the US making a token retaliation with less impact than storm damage on some runway"


Yup, I kinda got a laugh at 90% of the tarmac left intact too.

konadog's picture

I think that's why the MIC hoodwinked Trump on Syria. They knew that if he took the bait, his base would abandon him. That's a 360 win for the deep state. They foment moar war and as a door prize Trump has a difficult time passing any pro-America legislation without a strong base threatening the RINO's re-election prospects.  I hate these evil mf'ers, but damn you must admire how good they are.

Shyysiryxius's picture

Well fuck now everything the NSA could do an 8 year old has access to.


I recommend not using banking on the phone until vulns are patched.

Dilluminati's picture

I took a month for equation group to be detected by Norton 360


What this means in plain English and I do shorthand ideas is that these exploits and their file signature, the proof that they are on your system as a MD5 hash was not identified by Norton Security tools that you might receive from your internet service provider or by Malware Bytes for over a month after these initial files were released.


This is the first batch of files that some lying bunch of f0cks claimed was stolen uncle sam property which is illegal to use if it were the case.

But however, if you had downloaded these the day they were made available it would have taken MONTHS actually 3/9 or so for Anti Virus to flag any of those scripts as nefarious.  

That is assuming you run legal anti-virus like Norton Security Suite.

Now on the other hand if you wanted to actually keep a copy of these "research files" as an accredited security professional and see if you could determine who was the author in a lab environment and you were to copy those same files to say Kali Linux Norton Security Suite would scan your drives and say, hmmm bunch of 0's and 1's and no nefarious MD5 hash located.

So folks for shits and giggles get somebody to give you the gnupgp command for extracting the files from the zip archive, let them rest on a fully patched OS supported from any vendor, running all the focking safety issshhh that your sconsumer ass could consume and see in hours, minutes, weeks and or months until one of these software vendors who are selling you their assurance of safety notices this isshhh on your hard disk drive.

Have I made myself clear.

Caleb Abell's picture

I looked carefully at the sentence structure, and it appears that it is the handy work of none other than the Honorable Mr. Boris Alatovkrap.

Dilluminati's picture

I pulled it down with Kali and will look at the structure of the web site that that material was presented, each one of those .jpg was a ping, I started to setup VPN and then thought ohh who do you think your kidding and brought it down Kali in VM.

The equation group took over a month for Norton 360 to recognize the signature of any file.

As a test, create VM, download to it, create folder on your day to day PC, run anti-virus and tell me when it is quarantined?

I'll stick this..

f0cking interesting day for people who can understand this stuff or are interested in it.



Global Hunter's picture

f0cking interesting day for people who can understand this stuff or are interested in it.

I don't understand much and I read your post three times and I don't understand but I am REALLY FUCKING INTERESTED IN IT right now (this is a new world for me).

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

If you are just trying to hide from Americans that Russian VPN guccifer uses and presumably Russian government hackers too lol, is likely to do the trick.

Dilluminati's picture

I don't believe in hiding and when I went to the link I knew that people know.

I just found it fascinating, I went over and read google and saw that they had two small articles on the topic.

I know that this is old news BTT it got here.

What that means is that this is proliferating as I type and I wonder what the blowback will be for unsecured systems: schools, power, hospitals, manufacturing, etc.

I wonder if the remainder of the code is still up for auction and the intent of the release was intended to close that deal?  The bitcoin account seemed to equally indicate that maybe?  This isn't all of what was purported to have been leaked.  

Everything it seems is intecepted in transit globally.

I don't believe Tor onion etc is any more secure than using the neighbors or Mcdonald's connection.  It will take an aviation, satellite, or something like that to wake people up that though we all like giving the finger to the man that this is short term dangerous and that you would be surprsied to see how long any commercial antivirus would not recognize these dll's.  

But the narrative of the hacker being robbin hood and stealing from the rich and doing it for the poor is a stretch.

What it indicates to me is that we have entered a new era of cyber warfare and conflict, and some of the discord will be between the haves and have nots, the globalists who have nothing to show for success after been given everything they requested, and similar to venezuela no real solution from mob rule.  This is sort of the area that global trends gets wrong, they missed the economic upheavel as they focused on the bubble as they wrote their report, ignored debt deflation, got failed nation states correct, and missed this type of source of failure.  They also were unreasonably optomistic about globalism and didn't solicit views from people who were familiar with the material but not performing felatio for the title on their business card.

Until this stuff is patched they just handed adolescent kids weapons that can be executed and attributed with ease.

I'm glad I was a prepper before this occured.

just a test, take any file and put it in a folder under windows, rename that folder .git and then seacrh for the file.  If you have a tool like agent ransack you'll find it, elese probably not


computers are marvelous and stupid and some like it that way