Following the US cruise missile attack on Syria ordered by President Donald Trump, the hacker group that goes by the name TheShadowBrokers has released a password to its online documents it calls its NSA "Top Secret Arsenal." They state the release is "in protest of Trump betrayal."
Judging from the reaction by serious cyber players, this is major doc dump.
Wikileaks has tweeted:
Edward Snowden came out with this:Shadow Brokers releases password to NSA hacking tool binaries from 2013 as "protest" over "abandoning base" https://t.co/zFrz1vumcL pic.twitter.com/7ruMT0JPTH— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 8, 2017
NSA just lost control of its Top Secret arsenal of digital weapons; hackers leaked it.— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 8, 2017
The original ShadowBrokers announcement is here.
Here is some early analysis from Wikileaks:
Today's #ShadowBrokers NSA dump shows hacking attacks on EU states, LatAm, Russia, China, Japan & South East Asia https://t.co/Gtz4JFst8O— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 8, 2017
-RWToday's #ShadowBrokers NSA dump shows hundreds of NSA attacks on China + pretending to be China when hacking https://t.co/EayIzLqNU5— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 8, 2017
(ht Jay Stephenson)