TheShadowBrokers, the hacking group suspected of stealing cyberweapons from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) on Thursday released more from their arsenal of stolen tools before they “go dark.”
This is an apparent farewell bid on the part of the notorious hackers who say their enterprise has not been very profitable, and that continuing is too “risky.”
“So long, farewell peoples. TheShadowBrokers is going dark, making exit. Continuing is being much risk and bullshit, not many bitcoins” said the group in a statement.
According to the hackers, they will be deleting their accounts and will be “moving on.” they also did not fail to express their disappointment at the lack of customers.
“There being no bitcoins in free dumps and giveaways. You are being disappointed? Nobody is being more disappointed than TheShadowBrokers.”
The hacker group did leave a door open – in case anyone changes their mind in the future and decides to patronize them.
“But TheShadowBrokers is leaving door open. You having TheShadowBrokers public bitcoin address 19BY2XCgbDe6WtTVbTyzM9eR3LYr6VitWK TheShadowBrokers offer is still being good, no expiration. If TheShadowBrokers receiving 10,000 btc in bitcoin address then coming out of hiding and dumping password for Linux + Windows.”
Before making their “exit,” the group did manage to publicly drop at least 61 new files, composed primarily of Windows hacking tools, which could be flagged by a Kaspersky Lab antivirus product.
“Before go, TheShadowBrokers dropped Equation Group Windows Warez onto system with Kaspersky security product. 58 files popped Kaspersky alert for equationdrug.generic and equationdrug.k TheShadowBrokers is giving you popped files and including corresponding LP files. Password is FuckTheWorld Is being final fuck you, you should have been believing TheShadowBrokers.”