Hacking group Shadow Brokers has released the password to a trove of NSA exploits in what they say is a form of protest against President Donald Trump for going back on his campaign promises, and warning the president, “Don’t forget your base.”
The shadowy group first emerged last August and released hacking exploits used by the NSA’s Equation Group, which included vulnerabilities in firewall products, and a list of IP addresses the NSA had exploited, which the group released at a later date.
An open letter from The Shadow Brokers to Trump: Don’t Forget Your Base
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. But we realized 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.
I’m guessing that Shadow Brokers open letter to Trump is written in disoriented English intentionally, to prevent analysis of its style and author.
Regarding the leaked tools and the password to access them, it’s good to get everything out in the open, IMO. That way, software devs pretty much have to close the exploits they use – including, I hope, the ones they deliberately left open to allow USA intel agencies to make use of them.