The Shadow Brokers (Part One: Auction)

The Shadow Brokers (Part One: Auction)

By Unresolved Productions

In August of 2016, a mysterious hacker collective began releasing files and folders stolen directly from the NSA.

Many of the programs this person or group released appeared to be legitimate cyber-weapons, which had been developed by U.S. intelligence. Despite the audaciousness of their posts - which became more immature and unhinged as time went on - the files they released seemed to have come directly from an NSA server.

A leak of this magnitude had never been seen before, and the cyber-intel community struggled to stop the bleeding. But over the next several months, the Shadow Brokers would continue to wage a one-sided campaign against their sworn enemy: a secretive branch of the NSA nicknamed the "Equation Group"...

Part 1/2

Special thanks to: Jeremy (Podcasts We Listen To), Jesse (Devil's Teeth, Podcast 1289), Nina (Already Gone, Don't Talk To Strangers), Erin and Shea (All Crime No Cattle), and Brett (husband of Lanie from True Crime Fan Club & Crimes of Passion) for lending their voices to this episode

Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan

Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music

Theme music created and composed by Ailsa Traves

Producers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Emily McMehen, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Lauren Harris, Danny Williams, Cody Ketterling, Brian Rollins, and Sue Kirk

Learn more about this podcast at

If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to to become a Patron or Producer

Become a supporter of this podcast:
Heart UK