Cicada 3301

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  1. ShadowSoldier
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    Just saw this little article on my local newspaper website about a mystery called Cicada 3301.

    From Wikipedia:



    It's a bit of a read but for those of you who have an attention span longer than a goldfish, you might really like it.

    So far nobody really knows what it means or what happens or anything like that. It's actually pretty interesting. It involves people going to websites known as part of the darknet (think where illegal stuff happens, human trafficking, drug dealings, black markets, basically it's the stuff that's below the normal internet).

    It also involves people going to random locations around the world, mysterious images, clues, phone numbers... Apparently it's been happening since Jan. 2012, and another round happened this year in 2013, and apparently another one is happening in Jan 2014.

    http://www.theprovince.com/technolo...ery+enthralls+codebreakers/9211024/story.html


    Here is another Wikia talking about Round 1 I believe (2012).
    http://uncovering-cicada.wikia.com/wiki/What_Happened_Part_1_(2013)