posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 02:55 PM
originally posted by: MattFrederick
SkepticOverlord - have you guys ever had any of these concerns?
When one of our more learned members exposed that Chinese Hackers Have Back Door Into US
Government & Military Networks
by finding and posting a secret FBI Powerpoint presentation, things were briefly a little crazy, especially when
that thread was on the front page of the New York Times (and hundreds of other news sources). I had a call on my private cell phone from someone
claiming to be very senior in US Intelligence, wanting to know more information about the member. I have no idea how he had my number, and refused to
offer any information. For several months after that, we were getting a lot of traffic from government networks.
There was also JuniperSix, a supposed super-secret Artificial Intelligence off-shoot of Carnivor. A "member" posted information about the program,
including phone numbers at the Defense Intelligence Agency... some of our members called those numbers, and they were real. One of them was Special
Agent Davenport's direct line. Soon after he was called, he called me.
It turned out that this was a test. The information was fake, and it was intended to see how we'd respond to a request to remove secret information,
if it was posted. I told the Special Agent that we removed the phone numbers as soon as it was clear they were real, as posting of personal
information is against our rules... but anything else would need an official request. The "member" who posted the information worked at a defense
consulting company, and he was in charge of observing our reaction. TL;DR: We were hoaxed by the DIA.
We're also currently experiencing a long-term Denial of Service Attack, and the site is being filtered through an attack mitigation service. The
severity, frequency, and length of these attacks we receive are typically beyond the capacity of someone with bitcoin to spend on a DDoS attack on the
darknet. So we presume it's some entity of means.
Otherwise, nothing scary. I've passed the moderate background checks necessary meeting with Congressmen and Senators, so I'm probably not any any list
-- at least, as far as I know. (!)
edit on 25-3-2016 by SkepticOverlord because: (no reason given)