Hackers decided to punish Trump for ‘abandoning’ the base by releasing NSA hacking tools

A hacking group known as Shadow Brokers has felt that the US President Donald Trump is going back on the promises he made during this campaign, and in order to punish this, they published a password to a trove of NSA exploits. This has seen as a sign of protest against President Trump’s actions, and the message is “Don’t forget your base”.

This group first surfaced around last August, and the data they released concerns NSA’s hacking exploits, including flaws in firewalls of many different products, but also the IPs that the organization has exploited.

The latest leak contained the passwords to the rest of the exploits, and it was published on Saturday, and seen as a protest against Trump. They claim that he abandoned the base and that he’s going back on promises that were made during the campaign trail.

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower has said on his Twitter account that the leaked software is authentic, but that the leaked spy tools library is incomplete. He also said that “NSA should be able to instantly identify where this set came from and how they lost it. If they can’t, it’s a scandal.”

In August 2016, The Intercept used Snowden’s unreleased documents in order to confirm that the Shadow Broker’s exploits are the real thing, and it turned out that the files are from up to late 2013, and that among them was a code that’s capable of exploiting security flaws in CISCO hardware.

The password that the hacker group revealed this time can be used to unlock the hacking tools used by NSA, and among them are many companies’ and university’s

servers that have been used in malware deployment, as was discovered by those who researched the released documents. WikiLeaks also tweeted that hacking attacks on Russia, EU states, South East Asia, Japan, and China are also included.

The hackers said that they’re unsatisfied with Trump, and they’ve also listed why: “Goldman Sachs (TheGlobalists) and Military Industrial Intelligence Complex (MIIC), cabinet, #2 — Backtracked on Obamacare, #3 — Attacked the Freedom Caucus (TheMovement), #4 — Removed Bannon from the NSC, #5 — Increased U.S. involvement in a foreign war (Syria Strike).”

They’ve criticized the launch of cruise missile strike that happened in Syria and accused Trump of not fighting the wars he was elected to fight.

Their earlier plan included the attempted auction where they tried to sell “best files” for 1 million Bitcoin, but this was abandoned in January.

They’ve left some clues to their identities, stating that most of their members have taken the oath to protect and defend the constitution of the US and that most of them used to be TheDeepState.

It was suspected that the hackers were Russians, but several sources from the inside of NSA have said that’s being speculated that some of the hackers might be within the NSA itself.