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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dreihoden's picture

been following Boris a while myself, but don't think it's him - too many "peoples"

sauldaddy's picture

Patriots of the constitution, talk time is over.

Duc888's picture



Bullshit.  I want my 3+ more years of watching snowflake angst.  That was worth the ticket.

jldpc's picture

Great; but no one of the Washington, DC and Wall Street scum thieves, liers and deceivers has gone to jail. So sad.

Trump is a bitter disappointment. But then all the rich guys looked on him as a "builder" or "developer" - the lowest rank of the rich. and he showed many times "Your fired" how fragil his ego was/is. 

So no surprise he fell into and under the influence of the peddlers of the ego reassurance - just look at Ivanka and Jared. Are they on the side of the little people?


jldpc's picture

Great; but no one of the Washington, DC and Wall Street scum thieves, liers and deceivers has gone to jail. So sad.

Trump is a bitter disappointment. But then all the rich guys looked on him as a "builder" or "developer" - the lowest rank of the rich. and he showed many times "Your fired" how fragil his ego was/is. 

So no surprise he fell into and under the influence of the peddlers of the ego reassurance - just look at Ivanka and Jared. Are they on the side of the little people?


Dilluminati's picture

I imagine that the material could originate from multiple sources.

I have never heard an official claim from the government that this is their property.

It appears to be interesting but alltogether non-conclusive as to the origins of any of this material

All you people who have not been preppers are behind the curve.

Very interesting timing.



Duc888's picture



re #2


Any moron who actually thought Trump was going to repeal OBOMBaCARE is a complete asshole.

For political reasons, that would immediately get the fuckstick communist democrats off the hook.  Think about it. 

The second reason is that 5 minutes later....any person who WAS on OBOMBaCARE (and liked it) would not be covered at all.  Imagine the feild day the Democrats would have then, babies burning alive and exploding in incubators, Old peoples pace makers grinding to a halt.  You get the idea.  by REPEALING OBOMBaCare with nothing to IMMEDIATELY replace is would have been complete political suicide.

The third reason is that it is a fucking tax.


So to recap, you are an idiot if you did not think this one out.

Fuck the Dumocrats for foisting this bullshit tax / wanna-be health care on us.


FUCK the GOP for not coming up with a solution for 7+ goddamned years.

The Gladiator's picture

"The second reason is that 5 minutes later....any person who WAS on OBOMBaCARE (and liked it) would not be covered at all."

What kind of insurance did they have 5 minutes BEFORE ACA was inacted? I don't remeber any exploding babies,or pacemaker stoppages then

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Lol.   They will only happen when obummercare is repealed.   I can see the headlines and all the pictures of (blonde) kids lol

helloimjohnnycat's picture

Yes indeed.

Fuck all of 'em.

" Arbeit taxation up our asses macht frei. " 

Is that Duc Triple 8 a ' 94 ? ( nice bike, ergos suck for Police State USA ) lol

Sledge750's picture

Maybe we'll get lucky and be EMPed about sunrise CST Monday...

Oberst-Gruppenfuhrer's picture

Message to "TheShadowBrokers" :  Unmask them all!!!  Every DC swamp thing elected and non-elected!  Start with Kushner and go clockwise around all of Trumps ziowhore cabinet.  Then unmask McShame and Schumer and every elected traitor in the house and Senate.  Don't wait for Trump.  Trump got trumped.  They probably showed pictures of all of his grandkids through the scopes of deepstate sniper rifles.  I'd probably cave to that too. 


TheShadowBrokers....you all are our last hope.  Unleash everything you have!

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Uh.  Looks like he did lol, but if you are hoping for more than a flesh wound you are likely to be disappointed.  Still 10,000 papercuts can be deadly lol.


As mostly a fence sitter on all this I just find it entertaining to watch an empire rot away and fall from within.  But you and I and everyone else are gonna hate the collateral damage to our lives lol.  So be careful what you wish for.


The empire is still very strong and healthy so you shouldn't expect any real excitement in your lifetime lol.

metanoic's picture

I hope Shadow Brokers immediately starts 'unmasking' these pieces of treasonous garbage. It's time. One everyday until they f*** off would be great. Start with all the Pakistani boot licking democrats on the intel committees.

LOL123's picture

Anyone who took the "oath" to uphold the constitution and then betrays it by revealing its contents is a traitor regardless of how I personally feel about President Trumps actions in syria ( which was the most unsophisticated thought process. More commonly known as a brain fart) in his short term career as President.

Rather then use hackers, i highly recommend he "fire" is family members who donated to Hillary in 2000 and 2013...start with his special advisor who listens to too many unsavory mouths in his little circle of "friends" and immidiate family.

Kick his millenial rump out. So he helped win the election with technology so wha? Job well done now go work on own business with wife and leave the Government to constitutionalists and defenders of the AMERICAN flag and land.

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) LOL123 Apr 8, 2017 5:07 PM

I agree. I swore that oath more than 30 years ago. My oath didn't have an expiration date.

Blanco Diablo's picture

That makes two of us brother!

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) Blanco Diablo Apr 8, 2017 6:38 PM

I am a woman. I have your back. I am a patriot until my last breath.

helloimjohnnycat's picture

Half of you know nothing.

The other half knows less.

Go to your churches manana and waste remaining hours on Planet Earth listening to lies & worshipping los jews, ze zionists, & co-commie kindreds. ( your neighbor's wife is looking especilly nice, go hit on the slut )

In the fewer numbers & circumstances of no-faith non-believers, continue to follow the zios' deceptions. ( see there, ya'll do believe in something beyond multiculturalism / we all bleed red )

The monkeychangers' game never changes.



Dr. Acula's picture

Whether you are anunnaki, or draco, or pre-Adamite, we all bleed the same green blood of reptilians.

RickJamesTheThird's picture

Does the password include the trailing ", cuz it's not working for me

1.21 jigawatts's picture

They don't type like Americans. 

Winston Smith 2009's picture

"TheShadowBrokers isn’t not fans of Russia"

LOL, from that sentence and several others, I can tell that your native language definitely isn't English.

holdbuysell's picture

Out of curiosity, I went to https://howsecureismypassword.net/ to see how secure this password is. The response was:

It would take a computer about


to crack your password



TRM's picture

Except they now have your password. Think about it. How would I create a huge hash table of passwords to crack things with in an offline brute force attack? I'll set up a site that "tests" people's passwords for them. Yea that's the ticket!!!

holdbuysell's picture

Yup, my Andy Grove-inspired paranoia led me to the same place for personal passwords. But for this publicly presented password and knowing it would likely be incredibly strong, curiosity got the best of me. Call it a slow Saturday.

Without having to look it up, I have no idea how large that number really is.

Able Ape's picture

Who would be dumb enough to REuse a tested password...

Able Ape's picture

But with my luck, it would be broken in the first pass...

sinbad2's picture

Maybe, but the NSA has software embedded in Windows/Mac that reads the keystrokes as you type your password, they don't need to decrpypt it, they already know it.

TimeIsTheFire's picture

aka a keylogger, oldest trick in the book - been used successfully since the 70ies. is there any evidence to this (i.e. nsa planted keyloggers inside bios or os) in the released archive? if not, i wonder why they only ever release the "obvious" tool suite...

TRM's picture

Da Comrad. I love the fake Russian accent on their writing. "They think we are Russian spies. Good let's release this with a phony East-Euro accent".

That or The Saker (thesaker.is) has been doing more than analyzing things!

FreedomWriter's picture

Sounds like Umbrage needs a bit more work.


Thanks for playing Boris and Natacha, see you next week....

hardmedicine's picture

I want some bankers and Clintons to go to jail or i want my MONEY BACK

LKG's picture

Unmask them all. Trump, Kushner, the DeepState, Pizzagate. We need them all out.

Humanity needs to live.

aloha_snakbar's picture

WTF happend to ZH? You cant see the forest for the trolls any more...

wardawg12's picture

Says the 14 week troll, STFU

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) wardawg12 Apr 8, 2017 5:04 PM

Plenty of us had the ban hammer. This is my second account.

Why was I banned? Good question.

aloha_snakbar's picture

New account, 3 year ZH user, asswipe...

Tom Green Swedish's picture

I find it hard to believe the NSA and military allow cds and usb. I mean how bad can your security be. Alot of companies turn that off.

FreedomWriter's picture

That would be too hard. How can you possibly share anything in your locked down network without open USB port and devices? Oh wait.....

U4 eee aaa's picture

He better be careful. If that grammar is not a ruse then his accent can be found if used on the web somewhere. Bad grammar is very much like a fingerprint. I figure I could be found in ten minutes with a windows 98 search program ;)

That said, I just prayed for a whistle blower this week. Funny thing is, every time I pray for one, it happens. I believe this is a prayer that God is willing to answer. No kidding here. So get to it my fellow Christians and may the true force be with us!

konadog's picture

I'm in. We need divine intervention to stop the mf'ing MIC from destroying all life on earth. You wouldn't think it would be tough to convince voters on the idea of not destroying the planet with a nuclear war was a good idea but Insane McCain and friends are determined.

U4 eee aaa's picture

I also think it is time He raised a prophet in Israel. Can you imagine how that would play on the world stage? :)

TheFederalistPapers's picture

Fucking with Bamnon is my final straw. If he releases him I'm done

Dr. Acula's picture

"Fucking with Bamnon is my final straw"

Trump starting WW3 on 4/6/17 isn't enough?

4/6/17 is when US entered WW1 - http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/america-enters-world-war-i

Blanco Diablo's picture

I noticed that connection myself. I read somewhere that evil always state their intentions before the act and it appears to be true.

thebigunit's picture

Neo-cons are happy.

Hillary mob is happy.

Never Trumpers are happy.