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[BBC] Cicada 3301: The dark net treasure trail reopens

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It is the third year running that the mysterious Cicada 3301 has appeared, with no clues as to who is behind the puzzle.

Some believe it is a recruitment process for a government spy agency, while others believe it could be the work of a bank.

The puzzle takes people on a treasure trail around the so-called dark net.

This year's competition was announced via a Twitter account to which was attached an image file with the following message: "Hello. Epiphany is upon you. Your pilgrimage has begun. Enlightenment awaits. Good luck. 3301."


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Pretty interesting. Monitoring the progress and discussion on cicada wiki and irc channels.
[Link to wiki: http://uncovering-cicada.wikia.com/wiki/Uncovering_Cicada_Wiki]
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This all seems Freemason to me, with the symbols and artwork used(not being a conspiracy theorist, this is stuff they openly admit to believing in)

edit: forgot to add, I really can't wait to see how this all ends biggrin.gif
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If I was doing these trials then I'd put the final message as
"Your reward is the most precious of all, the knowledge that you have persevered through the hardest trials in internet history. Good bye."

Nothing special at the end, just a simple blank page with the above message as a HTML header (oh, and in comic sans).
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If I was doing these trials then I'd put the final message as
"Your reward is the most precious of all, the knowledge that you have persevered through the hardest trials in internet history. Good bye."

Nothing special at the end, just a simple blank page with the above message as a HTML header (oh, and in comic sans).

With how stupidly difficult these puzzles are, that's hilariously harsh biggrin.gif
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Interesting
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The wiki is interesting, definitely gave me the WE ARE IN THE MATRIX vibe thumb.gif
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