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NSA Hacking Tools Kit Released By Shadow Brokers


The Shadow Brokers have released a 171 MB file of leaks which Edward Snowden claims is the "Top secret arsenal of digital weapons." In Fall of 2016, the group had reportedly asked for 1 million Bitcoins in an auction to release the files. It is unclear whether or not they received this massive amount of digital currency in exchange for today's leak.

The files, seemingly stolen from the NSA's Equation Group, had previously been rumored as being the work of a "Second Snowden." The Shadow Brokers' leak, not to be confused with Wikileaks' Vault 7 release of CIA files, will effectively release what has been claimed to be the NSA's "secret arsenal" of digital cyber weapons if confirmed as legitimate.

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Edward Snowden claims that today's leak is "nowhere near the full library, but there's still so much here 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."