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    Cicada 3301 is a nickname given to an organization that on three occasions has posted a set of puzzles to recruit codebreakers from the public. The first internet puzzle started on January 4, 2012 on 4chan and ran for approximately one month. A second round began one year later on January 4, 2013, and a third round following the confirmation of a fresh clue posted on Twitter on January 4, 2014. The stated intent was to recruit “intelligent individuals” by presenting a series of puzzles which were to be solved. No new puzzles were published on January 4, 2015. However, a new clue was posted on Twitter on January 5, 2016. In April 2017 a verified PGP-signed message was found: Beware false paths. Always verify PGP signature from 7A35090F. That message explicitly denies the validity of any unsigned puzzle, as recently as April 2017.
    The puzzles focused heavily on data security, cryptography, steganography, internet anonymity, and surveillance.

    It has been called “the most elaborate and mysterious puzzle of the internet age” and is listed as one of the “top 5 eeriest, unsolved mysteries of the internet”, and much speculation exists as to its function. Many have speculated that the puzzles are a recruitment tool for the NSA, CIA, MI6, a “Masonic conspiracy” or a cyber mercenary group. Others have claimed Cicada 3301 is an alternate reality game. No company or individual has taken credit for it or attempted to monetize it, however.

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    Many have speculated that the puzzles are a recruitment tool for the NSA, CIA, MI6, a "Masonic conspiracy" or a cyber mercenary group. Others have claimed Cicada 3301 is an Alternate Reality Game. No company or individual has taken credit for it or attempted to monetize it, however.[11]

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    Maybe its a modern version of a shortwave "numbers station"? (which are interestingly still in use BTW - interestingly enough).
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    Default Re: Cicada 3301

    as Hollywood say in fiction, any resemblance is purely coincidental:

    Quote A nine-year-old autistic savant named Simon Lynch (Miko Hughes) is given an adult puzzle book by his teacher, and deciphers a phone number in a numerical puzzle. It was published in the magazine by two National Security Agency code creators, Dean Crandell and Leo Pedranski, to see if anyone could decipher it. The code, called "Mercury", is allegedly so complex that its creators believed no computer on Earth could decipher it. Simon phones the number and the NSA division chief, Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Kudrow (Alec Baldwin) realises that the boy's ability to decipher the code is a grave liability; he dispatches two assassins, Peter Burrell and Shayes, to terminate the boy and his parents, Martin and Jenny Lynch.
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    Default Re: Cicada 3301

    Interesting but puzzling to me !


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