SHOCKING NEWS: NSA Hacked By Shadow Brokers – Connections To Wikileaks, Guccifer, Russians And Putin (Video)

SHOCKING NEWS: NSA Hacked By Shadow Brokers – Connections To Wikileaks, Guccifer, Russians And Putin (Video)

A mysterious group calling itself the ‘Shadow Brokers’ claims to have stolen – and to be auctioning off – NSA-linked cyberweapons, demanding millions of dollars for the information.  They are also claiming to have all presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails.

The release on websites this week of what appears to be top-secret computer code that the National Security Agency has used to break into the networks of foreign governments and other espionage targets has caused deep concern inside US intelligence agencies, raising the question of whether America’s own elite cyberwarriors have been hacked and their methods revealed.


Most outside experts who examined the posts, by a group calling itself the “Shadow Brokers,” said they contained what appeared to be genuine samples of the code — though somewhat outdated — used in the production of the NSA’s custom-built malware. Most of the code was designed to break through network firewalls and get inside the computer systems of competitors like Russia, China and Iran. That, in turn, allows the NSA to place “implants” in the system, which can lurk unseen for years and be used to monitor network traffic or enable a debilitating computer attack, according to Economic Times.

A body of hackers has claimed that it has breached the Equation Group, a hacking group hypothesized to be an offshoot branch of the National Security Agency (NSA). The hackers have uploaded bits of files containing some parts of alleged surveillance tools used by the agency.

However, after releasing the teaser files, the hackers are demanding millions of dollars to provide the rest, according to Wonderful Engineering

According to The Christian Science Monitor Has the US National Security Agency (NSA) been hacked in a an unprecedented manner, or is someone playing an elaborate hoax?

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That is the question currently confronting the world’s cyber-security experts, as they try to unpack the announcement by a previously unknown group calling themselves the Shadow Brokers. The anonymous hackers have posted some files and software tools online, claiming they were pilfered from an elite group of cyberwarriors that many experts have linked to the NSA, saying that the “best files” are being held back for auction.

If the breach is genuine, it could turn into a major embarrassment and headache for the NSA. At this point, the cyber-security community seems in disagreement as to the veracity of the Shadow Brokers’ claims, leading to the conclusion that if it is a hoax, it is a job well done. Read more HERE:


According to Breitbart,  The exposure of malicious software purportedly linked to the National Security Agency is likely a message from Moscow, former intelligence worker Edward Snowden said Tuesday, adding a layer of intrigue to a leak that has set the information security world abuzz.


Technical experts have spent the past day or so picking apart a suite of tools allegedly stolen from the Equation Group , a powerful squad of hackers which some have tied to the NSA. The tools materialized as part of an internet electronic auction set up by a group calling itself “Shadow Brokers,” which has promised to leak more data to whoever puts in a winning bid.


In a series of messages posted to Twitter , Snowden suggested the leak was the fruit of a Russian attack on an NSA-controlled server and could be aimed at heading off U.S. retaliation over allegations that the Kremlin is interfering in the U.S. electoral process.

“Circumstantial evidence and conventional wisdom indicates Russian responsibility,” Snowden said. “This leak is likely a warning that someone can prove U.S. responsibility for any attacks that originated from this malware server. That could have significant foreign policy consequences. Particularly if any of those operations targeted U.S. allies. Particularly if any of those operations targeted elections.”

Snowden didn’t return messages seeking additional comment. The NSA didn’t return emails seeking comment on his claim. Messages sent to an address registered by the Shadow Brokers were also not returned.


Allegations of Russian subversion have been hotly debated following the hack of the Democratic National Committee, an operation which Democratic politicians, security companies and several outside experts have blamed on the Kremlin. Russian officials have dismissed the claims as paranoid or ridiculous, so the message delivered by Snowden — who resides at an undisclosed location in Moscow under the protection of the Russian government — struck many as significant.


Academic Thomas Rid, whose book “Rise of the Machines” traces the earliest known Kremlin-linked computer hacking campaign in the U.S., said Snowden’s declaration would likely be interpreted as “shrewd messaging” from Russian intelligence.

Matt Suiche, the founder of United Arab Emirates-based cybersecurity startup Comae Technologies, said he and others looking through the data were convinced it came from the NSA.


“There’s zero debate so far,” he said in a telephone interview.


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