For those who do not know of Cicada 3301, it is a name given to an enigmatic organization that on three occasions has posted a set of complex puzzles and alternate reality games to recruit "highly intelligent individuals" from the public. The first internet puzzle started on January 4, 2012, and ran for approximately one month. A second round began one year later on January 4, 2013, and a third round is ongoing following 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, each in order, to find the next. No new puzzles were published on January 4, 2015. The puzzles focused heavily on data security, cryptography, and steganography. (Source:Wikipedia...Duh)
I've heard many different sides to the story of who is behind the puzzle and what it is really for. What is your opinion? Is it this elaborate puzzle the results of a troll hard at work, or an actual government group looking for individuals witty enough to solve it?
Ah yes i seem to remember one of these puzzle's making msn headlines, fascinating to wonder. Never tried it as i'm certainly not the super genius they are looking for. Whoever they are
Yeah I was browsing yesterday all day following it, and I wish I knew more so I could follow further but I couldn't. Ehhh, I think it doesnt have anything to do with government looking for recruits but who knows