The self-styled Shadow Brokers group has made a collection of NSA hacking tools and exploits publicly available.
The group released a password for their archive, making it available to all and sundry. They (unsuccessfully) attempted to auction off the trove last year.
In a (ranty) statement, Shadow Brokers said it was making the 2013 vintage hacking tools available as a protest against President Trump “abandoning” his base by bombing Syria in the wake of a chemical weapons attack on civilians, among other things.
Most of the exploits are old so it may be that the Shadow Brokers are either holding back on releasing the “good stuff” or never had them in the first place.
Snowden commented: “Quick review of the #ShadowBrokers leak of Top Secret NSA tools reveals it’s 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.”