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Bluebox2600: It’s Time

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So the other day I posted about some puzzle sites linked together in the darknet by someone calling themselves BlueBox2600. Today I am bringing you their new game site and the creepy imagery and puzzles that are there. Check the site out for yourselves but I thought it appropriate to pull apart some of the stuff that is there and having copied the site totally locally I have posted the videos for you on YouTube if you don’t want to dare go to the darknets. Inasmuch as this site is supposed to be a puzzle box of sorts, I will tell you know on the surface of it I am kinda meh. The only really interesting bits are Doors one and four but you decide for yourselves. The site just went up this week and is fresh so this may be virgin territory for the Reddit set.

Let’s begin….


The entrance has a video that shows what looks to be some hooded figure who brings in a small body and begins to dissect it or gut it. Within the imagery you get a quick flash of the following text below…

I have tried to string this together into a sentence but have yet to make it work. I will say that there are two capitalized letters “On” and “I” and either could start a sentence. I will play with this some more….

Choose your door

Once you enter the “game” you are presented with four doors to choose from…. Below are the videos behind each.

Door One

This starts with a pan of an outdoor scene and a song by Billie Holiday but starts to skip and break up. The scene goes blank and words start to appear on the screen…



Dead Man!

The screen clears to the sight of what I liken to Batman’s Scarecrow villain…

It’s at this point that the figure begins to talk and it is garbled at first but clears up. The scarecrow starts talking about stalking a woman…

I saw you with your true love…

I saw you with your child….

I have watched the child…

I have watched your child but some day I may decide to do more…

One day I merely may decide not to follow, not to watch…

I may decide something needs to be done…

Something more vicious…

Whether it be with you or your child….

The face of Scarecrow

So far this is the creepiest and longest of the videos on the site but amazingly the hidden code in the HTML says that it is not the right door. As far as I am concerned it is in fact the right door for creeptastic imagery and sound.

All in all, this video has the most interest for me with the imagery and the strange details it is putting out there for us all to parse. Is this some kind of scary footage you would see on YouTube that would lead to other sites or some kind of creepypasta? I have yet to see anything in the footage to show a link anywhere but I have yet to look at the file itself to see if there is something else there. Are there more things interlaced into the video that you cannot see with the naked eye? Basically the story line of some crazy scarecrow like figure hunting/stalking some poor woman and her kid is disconcerting.

Door Two

Door two is a bit strange…


Strange shots of a mannequin and yelling about feeding the kitty….

Go watch it… But it is not the right door according to the hidden text in the HTML

Door Three

Door three’s video is just plain boring to me and the fact that the hidden text in the HTML is telling you that it is the right door kinda makes me wonder what I am missing here. I will see if I can take a look at the file itself and look for interlaced things you can’t see with the naked eye but all this is some rando images of a hokey mask like figure and nothing more.

Door Four

Now, here at door four we have something interesting.. Actually some “things” that are interesting. The footage is a staged scene of a devil or Baphomet figure who is holding some woman in a chair hostage… Poorly. She breaks free of the chair easily all the while screaming about feeling gross from being in the chair and unwashed. However, once this cuts away we have the Baphomet figure holding a giant fan open and this has some interesting things on it in handwritten text…

So once again, the most interesting content is marked as not important but yet here we have all this stuff on the fan. You are sleeping is the clearest thing to see but under it are esoteric symbols again and names like David Kelly and Steve Mostow and Ian langford. Now once you start to Google those names you get some interesting things popping up;

Steven Mostow is either a character on Grey’s Anatomy or it is this guy, I am gonna go with this guy because the other name above him is David Kelly..

David Kelly refers to another scientist who was killed which is in turn connected to Ian Langford, yes, another scientist who got whacked. One of 24 scientists alleged to have been killed by some cabal…


Right! So all of these names lead back to conspiracy theories surrounding these doctors deaths! Interesting and yet NOT the door we want? Something is out of whack here I think.

You can also make out three Bible verses scrawled on the fan;

Genesis 5 3:1 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

All of this is tied back to the esoterica of previous puzzles by BlueBox2600 (oh and yeah, for all you hackers out there BlueBox 2600 come on!) All of this seems to be pointing in the general direction of esoteric beliefs, conspiracy theories and general creepypasta action on the darknet. Hell, there’s even a Fibonacci Sequence on the fan as well!

Mostly I find this stuff to be kind of muddled and not really leading me in any one direction. Maybe there are clues within clues I haven’t seen yet and I will keep looking for a bit. I thought though that this site was worth a gander for you all. If you are in the darknet feel free to slide on over and check it out yourselves… And if you find something new let me know.



Written by Krypt3ia

2017/10/13 at 19:11

Posted in DARKNET, Esoterica

Bluebox2600: Darknet Games

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It all started for me yesterday when a new darknet site popped up on the spider. The page primarily consisted of the image above that contained a movie that plays automatically. The movie consists of what looks like a hooded figure bringing in a small corpse of some kind and through cut scenes begins to dissect it with a kitchen knife. This of course intrigued me so I went down the darknet rabbit hole to find out more. Luckily for me the breadcrumb trail was left on the page listing the previous sites that the user had created “games” on in the past.


I then copied down the urls in that image file above and began to call them all up in the browser. It turns out I had seen these sites before and dug around a bit on them in the past. The reason for my interest back then, which waned eventually, was that each site had embedded codes in the html to break. These codes weren’t hard really and I wondered if I was missing something else but you know me, I get bored and I walked away after a bit. Of course now with this new site I had to go back and take another look.

Once I went down the rabbit hole, I kinda found myself in an interesting esoterica hell. The pages pretty much all lead to one after the other when you decode the hidden codes. Note that I have only looked at the HTML and not into the imagery itself (e.g. looking for Steg) and maybe I will do that after a time. Anyway, these are the sites as linked by code and the “puzzle” that this person(s) has put out on the darknet for the chosen few to work out. It all comes down to some kind of esoterica that is supposed to enlighten the puzzler.

I don’t feel too illuminated but it was fun. I did get a little turned around a couple times and I still have not quite solved the math problem into a URL. I do dig the imagery used especially all the old creepy photos and shops of things like the anthropomorphic rabbit. I don’t quite know what about him there is that makes it nightmare fuel for me but I am all up into that. These pages though as a whole don’t seem to give you a way to talk to the creator, but maybe they were watching the hits on the pages to see if people were working them out. As I show in the post here I also was able to dig up a WHOIS and a name as well as an email address used in Domain Tools so I may have nailed down who made these and what else they have online. I will look more into that later on and let you know…

For now, enjoy the puzzling and know that the images at the top here? Well, they are back at it and I already am going down the new rabbit puzzle hole too.



Code in HTML:

.-.. .. --. .... - .- --.. .--. .. -.. --- -..- -.- --.- -.-. . .-.-.- --- -. .. --- -. -..-. - .... . -.. --- .-.. .-.. .- .-. .-.-.- .... - -- .-..


The Dollar

HTML code:

http://lightazpidoxkqce.onion/_ _ _.html Looking for 3 letters here .. Type illuminati backwards then add .com what is the abbreviation of the organization this leads you to. redirects to the NSA website


WHOIS info on this is interesting…

Registry Domain ID: 92386827_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2017-06-22T22:32:21Z
Creation Date: 2002-11-20T07:54:13Z
Registrant Name: John Fenley
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 1985N 360E
Registrant City: Provo
Registrant State/Province: Utah
Registrant Postal Code: 84604-1803
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: 8014273274
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: John Fenley

Crop Circles

Code in HTML:

7+8=?? 98

As a math problem:

*1 + 3 *2 = 2+6 = 8

*2 + 7 *3 = 6+21 =27

*3 + 5 *4 = 12+20 = 32

*4 + 8 *5 = 20+40 = 60

*5 + 7 *6 = 30+42 = 72

*6 + 8 *7 = 42+56 = 98

SOLVE: 7+8 = 98

I never quite got this one… Can you put this solve into a URL?

To Wonderland

Code in HTML:

01101000 01110100 01110100 01110000 00111010 00101111 00101111 01100011 01110010 01100101 01100101 01110000 01111001 01101101 01101000 01110000 01100111 01101001

01100010 01110011 01100101 01110111 01110010 00101110 01101111 01101110 01101001 01101111 01101110 00101111 01110100 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100001 01100010

01100010 01101001 01110100 00101110 01101000 01110100 01101101 01101100

Binary Translation: http://creepymhpgibsewr.onion/therabbit.html

The Rabbit

Code in HTML:


Base 64 decode thrice = http://creepymhpgibsewr.onion/thegasmask.html –good job

The Gas Mask

Code in HTML: 68 74 74 70 3a 2f 2f 63 72 65 65 70 79 6d 68 70 67 69 62 73 65 77 72 2e 6f 6e 69 6f 6e 2f 66 61 63 65 6c 65 73 73 2e 68 74 6d 6c

HEX decode: http://creepymhpgibsewr.onion/faceless.html


Code in HTML:

\x68\x74\x74\x70\x3a\x2f\x2f\x63\x72\x65\x65\x70\x79\x6d\x68 \x70\x67\x69\x62\x73\x65\x77\x72\x2e\x6f\x6e\x69\x6f\x6e\x2f \x68\x61\x6c\x6c\x6f\x77\x65\x65\x6e\x2e\x68\x74\x6d\x6c

HEX Decode: http://creepymhpgibsewr.onion/halloween.html


Code in HTML:

104 116 116 112 58 47 47 99 114 101 101 112 121 109 104 112 103 105 98 115 101 119 114 46 111 110 105 111 110 47 116 104 101 115 99 114 101 97 109 46 104 116 109 108

Decimal Decode: http://creepymhpgibsewr.onion/thescream.html

The Scream

Code in HTML: http://creepymhpgibsewr.onion/thepic.jpg

The Pic

This kinda dead ends for me….

Page # The Witch

Code in HTML:


Base64 Decode: http://witch4czudhcxbel.onion/satan.html –good job

I am going to assume that the witch is the solve for the math problem converted into a URL…


Code in HTML:


Base 64 Decode: http//witch4czudhcxbel.onion/symbols.html+–keep+going


Code in HTML:


Base 64 Decode: http://witch4czudhcxbel.onion/thedoors.html


Choose your doors…

Door One “Gore 226”

Code in HTML:

Base 64 Decode: http://gore226jrod4ia2c.onion/gore911/ — enter

Once you put in the url you get the following text on the new page:

Door Two “Grandma’s Garden”

I have yet to play with this one… I will get round to that.

Door Three “The End”

Code in HTML:

Congrats!! You broke the witches code.There will be more puzzles to come. Hope you enjoyed this Bluebox2600 @ http://blueboxlxc4o7mvk.onion/

Now the Esoterica begins…

Door Four “Sacred Geometry”

Code in HTML:

“Once in a while you get shown the light In the strangest of places if you look at it right”

Right! Well we are back to esoteric teachings that seem to be Illuminati in nature. I am not sure where this guy is going but it was a fun trip.


Written by Krypt3ia

2017/10/12 at 14:32

Posted in DARKNET, Esoterica

Who’s Molesting Your Corpse?: Necrophilia and Snuff In The Darknet & Clearnet

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Vault of Sex and the Dead

Just when you thought I could delve no more deeply into the darknet I bring you this….

RIGHT! Well, since my deep dive into the world of cannibalism, I began to look at the other links out there to other paraphilia’s on offer in the darknet and once again to the clearnet. Today’s menu consists of Necrophilia and Snuff, which is quite the taboo really and something you would expect to be in the so called Darknet. In as much as what is indexed currently out there in the darknet there are a total of two sites that really cater to these two particular bents. The first being the one you see above in the screen shot. This one requires bitcoin payment just to see the content but you can get a taste by clicking on their samples.

Sex & The Dead


Sex & The Dead

What seems to be on offer here is a melange of snuff films and images that are staged mixed with actual gore photos culled from the clearnet and other places I suspect. Generally, it is all pretty vile and all rather violent which then in tandem with the data concerning how much money their bitcoin wallet has ($3140.76) one wonders just how many people are buying this service and how many are here just for the day or are return customers. The nominal fee to gain entry is (0.027 BTC) which is presently ($112.06) per entry fee. So, let’s tally that one up shall we?

Lesee, carry the one….

That’s thirty users of this site. Thirty people have paid over one hundred dollars to get into this site with bitcoin and wank to this stuff.


Oh and look someone just bought access on the 25th of this month!

So someone has at least some pocket money it seems from this little darknet adventure. I guess it all depends on how much you put into it though eh? I mean, how much is the hosting per month? Are you hosting this yourself? Web design seems to be not so much something they care about so no real expense there. Overall, this site seems to be a going concern because it is affordable and maybe has some content these thirty people want. I do wonder just how many though are seriously “using” the content as opposed to how many investigative entities bought access to “investigate” criminal activity. I suppose we could take all those bitcoin wallets and do some mining to see if anyone made some OPSEC mistakes but meh.

The second site in the darknet has a theme in that it is called “Japanese Lady Extermination” and they live up to that name with a lot of Asian/Japanese content. Between you, me, and the lamp post, we all know that the Japanese have some particular, well, shall we call them tastes in porn? On first look this site has much more content and the design is a bit better but is it a hub for this activity? How many people use it? Well, it seems that this one is the high price callgirl of the darknet in that they want some big bucks to get in on the action.

Dig this, they have two options for access. One is for a month of access which they want 0.6 bitcoins and the other for three months which costs a whopping 1.2 bitcoins! That translates into the one month access being $2493.34 and the three month plan being $5026.27! Now that is steep for access to some lady killin and if you have sticker shock so to do all the would be customers of this site as well. In looking at the wallets for the plans both have nothing in them. There are no transactions at all for both so this is a bust for the lady killers owners it seems.

Three months

One month

Three month wallet




One month wallet


It seems to me that Japanese Lady Killin just ain’t a money making concern so far. Of course it seems that a lot of this content could be gotten via the clearnet and a vendor in Japan willing to ship a DVD so there is that. So that brings me to the conclusion that the darknet is not that scary and dark when you really take a look into it. Nope, what’s much more scary is the prevalence of this kind of thing on the clearnet available to all and easily gotten to by mistyping a URL. When I began Googling for links the first one that came up was which is another site designed by our friends at Geocities.

My god.

…The horror.

The domain was created in 2000 so that probably answers the question right there. Why upgrade the site when you have a good thing going right? The site has a couple names attached over time from the WHOIS history and one of them goes back to a “Michael Guy” which has info out there. Just another rabbit hole one could go down to ask why? WHY? But I will continue on with the sites contents.

Registry Domain ID: 20065601_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2017-02-18T07:42:12Z
Creation Date: 2000-02-17T20:13:39Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2018-02-17T20:13:39Z
Registrar: eNom, Inc.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone:
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
DNSSEC: unsigned






This site is the clearing house of all things deviant. All your desires can be sated with this list of things.

There are things I have never heard of here…

Like the whole cannibal thing I reported on before, all of this could just be fantasy and acting or it could lead to actual committing of crimes. As we saw on the cannibal sites it was all fun and games until someone got really eaten by that whacky German guy right? I am not trying to say that these desires are bad or dirty but the paraphilia’s could lead one down the wrong path if they go too far or are unbalanced to start with. In the case of Miewes in Germany he had been fascinating about eating people since he was eight years old. At what point do kinks turn into actual crimes? Now add to this that the clearnet seems to be the biggest purveyor of this fantasy fuel free on the net (or for a nominal fee) one has to start wondering just how many people have stepped over that line after becoming addicted to this kind of content.

I also have to look at the psychology of being exposed to this stuff and becoming hooked on it. You become inured to it and it becomes pedestrian, then you need more of it to sate yourself and perhaps even things that are even further outside the norms just to feel the thrill? I have read such things in treatises by psychiatrists in the past, so now instead of having to really do the leg work and go somewhere to get the content you can just Google it up. Think about the pathology here…

Interesting stuff.

Anyway, the other outcome from my foray into this dark world is that the darknet is not really so dark. Well, at least where it concerns this stuff, the clearnet has it beat by a mile in amounts and ease of access. And this is one of the things I started down this path wanting to get out there. Other than the voyeuristic aspects here, I wanted to take a plain look at the oft spookily talked about darknet and defuse the hype. It’s not that scary and it isn’t that hard to get into no matter what Hollywood would like you to think. Nope, it’s just another space for people to do things they probably shouldn’t with a cool name.

But hey, at least in the darknet I found a manual on how to Necrophilia…



Written by Krypt3ia

2017/09/28 at 18:01

Posted in DARKNET, Paraphilias

What’s eating you?: On-line Cannibalism in the darknet and clearnet

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There are so many mis-perceptions about the “Darknet” out there but when you really start to dig right down into the bone and sinew of it you start to see that it really isn’t so dark and certainly not as spooky as one might see on CSI Cyber. I for one have had a yen lately for a serving of cannibalism content on the darknet and boy I was kinda let down by the deep dark nopesauce that I found. See, when you look into the darknet and it blinks back you know you have come to the end of the line and it is time to go back to the clearnet for some real horror.

So yeah, I was messing about in the darknet with my spider looking for some marbled fleshy goodness that I had heard was available out there on the clearnet. You know how you Google something and the usual tinfoil alien type of search results come up? Well the same can be said for things like necrophilia and all the other paraphilias out there. The spiders turned up only one site that had cannibalism in there as a subject so I went there. The site is titled “Japanese Lady Extermination” and it is true to its name in content.There’s a lot of Japanese lady killin going on in there on film and yeah, no, I am gonna opt out of the bitcoin purchases there. No, what I wanted was full on cannibalism for realz and I was bound and determined to find it!

I finally found a link in the darknet to a clearnet Reddit site that had the url to an archived version of “The Cannibal Cafe Forum” a now defunct site that was archived by the nascent “Wayback Machine” at Now this site was stood up in 2001 (May 2nd was the spider) and it served up a board feature for those who wanted to roll play cannibalism …Maybe? I am not quite sure on how many of these “Fine Young Cannibals” were serious about their desires and how many weren’t, well, except for the one case where the guy actually killed and ate the other guy!

…but now I am getting a head of myself….


OK! So this board on ( was stood or was run by someone calling themselves “Perro Loco” or the “Mad Dog” and they ran the show using an email address for their own domain of (see whois data below *wink*) which still exists today and in fact has spawned another site in the aftermath of the flame out of necrobabes circa 2003. As you can see from the screen shots below this site was pretty active and they had a bunch of links for services, offerings, and an application to become …well …uh …meat?

Livestock available

Application to be …Livestock

Films and animations

“Stockman” Association I guess you could join the “club”

Loco’s actual daughter who wanted to get into porn….

Another one to be served up

I can’t even make this shit up!

Click me…

Right, well looking at all those images you get a sense of what the flip was going on in there back in the day. It was all good, if you can call it that, until it went bad for Perro and his merry gang of paraphiliacs. I mean, never mind that he is serving up his own daughter in this thing and all of the cray cray “eat me” discourse that is fairly graphic but man these people had no idea what they were doing OPSEC wise either. I understand it was 2001 and really the net was new but boy oh boy did they leave a trail to their real identities here. If you decide to take a look at the archive note that their IP’s were captured for each post as well as they were offering up their email addresses that they CONTINUE TO USE! I have looked up several and located their real names and locations today.




Now I am going to pause here for a moment to take all this in and maybe say a couple things about pathology and psychological illness…

Eh fuck it.


So yeah everything was just super great in the Cannibal clearnet back in 2001 until a certain character showed up on the board. His name was “Franky” and he was a German dude who wanted to eat someone and this was the hot spot for this kind of thing right? Well, maybe it was and maybe it wasn’t. I mean all these folks may actually have been just living out their fantasies right? Well Franky would have none of that, he was gonna chow down and he was gonna have a nice time at it provided he could “meat” someone at necrobabes.

Oddly enough you all may know of Franky through the IT Crowd. Does everyone remember the IT Crowd episode titled “I want to cook with you” ? Well, this parody is based on Franky, the German IT guy who put an ad out for someone to eat.

Go on, click the video, I know you wanna… I will be waiting below.


Young Boys



Armin Meiwes

Franky, aka Armin Meiwes literally wanted to eat someone and had wanted to do so since he was eight years old. He met a poor sod on the cannibal site who agreed (Bernd Brandes) of whom he ate about 20kg of his flesh. You can read the grizzly bit below on how that happened and the whole article right here. It seems that Bernd was rather tasty and Miewes took his time with the rest saving it in the freezer for later. I am guessing that after Miewes was caught and the searches were begun it quickly became apparent that he had been on the necrobabes site. I kinda have to wonder at how they all took it on that site. I mean, they were all into the cannibal thing, they talked a good game but just how many of them were all McConaughey about it…

So the site pulls the cannibal board and sometime later the site kinda dies itself. Meanwhile your friendly neighborhood “loco” is like “I am gonna start my own site now man, I need me some cannibalism!” and get’s a new domain started. This site is supposed to be private and you have to email to get an invite. So, me being me, I decided to use a cutout and send an email in to get that freaky e-vite! I got turned down though, so I was disappoint! That is until I decided to use my super Google Fu and shit, he really hasn’t secured the site. You can see all the shit in there with a good Goog session and in the end there isn’t much traffic in there at all. I guess you can’t keep a good cannibal down but you can not sign up for his whacky site and just move on to other places right?

His site is still up and MAN is it GEOSHITTIES


Who is this Poizner cat?

The perro himself…

Inside dolcette

More boards and it’s all quiet

For more just use the Google Fu:
Now you can just say well that guy is a bit whack and move on but once you start going down the rabbit hole on him you kinda just get sucked into the Nick Cage level shit in Eight Millimeter. Ancillary searches on this guy turned up some real crazy shit. I mean just look at that photo of him above here!

Holy Church of Dolcette?



It seems like ol’ Perro wanted to have himself a cannibalistic religious org that could maybe be tax exempt? I can imagine that might be hard to get past the IRS, I mean, how are you gonna make that a religio… Wait.. Wafer and wine…



Anyway, Perro is still kicking around on the tubes and seems to have slowed down but where have all those cannibals gone since the necrobabes site went bye bye? Well, it isn’t to the darknet as far as I can tell from all my searches. Nope, it is once again the clearnet that hosts this kind of crazy and I found the new mother load by accident.

It seems all the kids are now at ForumJar which is a low end board much like the original necrobabes but this one is much more sedate and hidden. These people are offering themselves and looking for others to consume just like the old days so I guess you really can’t keep a cannibal down eh? These guys though seems to be a little more savvy about their security but even so, one I looked at is looking for a “chunky” female and offers a kik address to chat them up. I read this and just had a flash of Hannibal Lecter asking Starling if Bill’s ladies were “roomy”

New board

Secondary board

Take me!

“Chunky female”

Well, I guess it’s time to put the lotion on the skin…

Remember, this is what happens when I have idle hands kids. All in all, this is pretty twisted and it all lives mostly in the clearnet so don’t believe all the BOOGA BOOGA DARKNET shit you hear. The clearnet is maybe even more scary and when you think about it, kids today can just google this up and get an eye full.

…. Even if you have those filters on your router.



UPDATE: As if by some quirk of fate this turns up today in the news… 30 people eaten at least!

Written by Krypt3ia

2017/09/25 at 21:08

Posted in DARKNET

The Psychopath: A Darkweb Manifesto

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The darkweb spider kicked out an interesting albeit kind of freaky site this morning for me. The site “The Psychopath” has a long rambling diatribe on how the world has become too domesticated and that this group, the psychopaths, are starting a war against “the man” so to speak. I honestly had a hard time reading this darkweb manifesto because it is poorly written in a long winded sort of way as well as reminded me greatly of Ted Kaczynski‘s rant that he sent to the New York Times and other papers back in 1996. The rambling text with the pseudo educated diatribe on this site reminds me of Ted’s particular bent as well about society and it’s ills. In this case though it seems that the creators have a grudge against societies conformity.

The site names names of targets they have in mind and claims there will be actions against them while seeking to entice you yet scare you to their position and call to action. I will keep an eye on this one to see what else comes of it and perhaps do a little more digging on the clearnet for hints as to the person(s) involved. Until then, I leave you with the full in screen shot and uploaded here for you to read through. It seems that they set up the robots.txt well so I could not wget it.


Written by Krypt3ia

2017/08/07 at 20:11

Posted in DARKNET

The Darknet As Medium for Proof of Life K&R Deals AKA OpFOQ

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Last week someone pointed out a story about how the Qatari government or relatives of some Qatari’s that had been kidnapped on a falcon hunt had started a darknet site and a fund in bitcoins for information on their whereabouts and return. This story intrigued me so I went looking for the site and someone on Twitter kindly pointed to it and the twitter feed with the address. I went to the site and took a look at it and then started looking at the larger picture of who the Qatari’s hired to do this as well. What follows are my thoughts on using a darknet site like this for proof of life and or transactions like this as well as the company that the Qatari’s turned to to do it for them. Of note is that this attempt was closed down as soon as the story came out in the press so that is an added twist but given the things I have seen it makes total sense why a little light on the subject would make the “company” hired by Qatar to close shop and run away.

Qatari’s abducted falconing

Global Strategies Council Inc:

As reports online had mentioned, the “company”  Global Strategies Council, was given 2 million dollars up front for work attempting to get proof of life for the abducted falconers. I decided to look further than the reporters (at least as much as they reported) and found some interesting things concerning this alleged company and the person(s) involved in it. First off, the company is so stealth that you have to really dig a fair bit to get to the guts of what it is. Even then, you really do not get much detail on who is in the company, who works there, and what it does exactly. The hinge seems to be on this “shoe salesman” or “Shoe Mogul” if you will, Miltos Goudamanis and no, it is not Militas as you see in the reports in the news. His real name is Miltos and he has a rather obscure past, unless you just go with the shoe angle.

Miltos is evidently the international sales guy for “Naughty Monkey” shoes, a crappy ass site that sells shoes and poorly for a number of years attached to Cyprus. Now, one lately hear Cyprus and think first off of money laundering and banks and so did I. I checked the Panama papers and he is not in there but generally everything is pretty sketch around this guy. Naughty Monkey is the most solid hit for this guy that you can backtrace, so now one has to ask how does the Greek Al Bundy get to the point of dealing with international terrorists and asking for an advance of 2 million dollars to set up darknet sites eh? That question kept ringing in my ears as I dug deeper into the inception zone.

If you look at all the data above in the screen shots you can see that this guy has no real experience with military or national affairs so how does he suddenly become a director or chair at this Global think tank? Furthermore how does a guy who makes less than 10G’s a year is getting a net of 499k?

Blink blink…


This is starting to smell like some rotting carcass in the San Diego sun….

So yeahhhh, this “company” this think tank specializing in… In what? Well, fuckall really, is being run out of this condo it seems in San Diego according to all the records I could find. In fact the phone number to the place also matches with a land line for the area. Not one thing about this company says it has offices in Washington DC at all. Even though their site makes all kinds of DC imagery and allusions to connections therein… Obliquely that is.

Saaaaaaaayyyyyyyy.. is that office condo space zoned for this kind of fuckery?

Looking at their site you have to just ask yourself after reading it all; “Is this Enron?” because they seemed not able to tell you exactly what they did either and look what happened there huh? There are no employees, no experts listed on their rolls and certainly very little on Miltos as to his history or education for these kinds of things. If I were the Qatari’s I would be asking the guy who hooked this all up what cut of that two million he got. I am just gonna lay it out here in plain language;

  1. Company site is poorly made and has no real data
  2. No employees
  3. No history
  4. Two million up front and we get proof of life!
  5. PROFIT!

This all screams scam and when the whole operation was shut down I think we all got the same feeling about it huh? How are the Qatari families feeling about this? Is this guy just an opportunist shoe hawker or is there more? So far as I can tell this guy has been trying for years to get USGOV work and hasn’t been able to land anything. So a little grift for a cool two million and a cheap darknet site/twitter account is easy peezy.

About that darknet site….

Darknet Site:

The idea behind this site was to allow the hostage takers a medium to connect with the alleged “middle man” Miltos, to get in touch as well as maybe open source this thing so that anyone with information could leave a tip. Now, on the face of it this may be something of use if you keep it really down low and release that information only to the hostage takers right? I mean you leave this on the darknet and then publish it in the paper you are only gonna get trolls right?

I went to the site and checked it out. It was a clone of the global leaks site (using their frame) and you could create an ID and drop information there. You could log back in and see what responses came from Miltos and his crew but when I looked there were no other info drops that I could see. I signed up and got a number just to see how it would work.

Basically this was ill thought out and deployed so once again I think fly by night and not really meant to gather real intel on the status of the poor Qatari’s who have been jacked. Of course, it is now all shut down according to the Twitter account for the “Op” so so much for gathering information of proof of life for the families of those Qatari’s huh? I will keep an eye on the site to see when it comes down but generally I suspect it will just sit there on some rented space littering the darknet for years.

Thoughts on Darknet as Medium for Ransom:

Aside from thinking that this whole thing was just a grift by this guy Militos and his wife, the notion of using a site in the darknet as a means of proof of life is iffy at best. I should think that the terrorists or whoever that took these people is not surfing the darknet in the first place and would just as easily pick up a sat-phone or regular phone and call the Qatari government with their demands. These arcane measures just isn’t their shtick man.

For that matter just use a cutout gmail account and PGP huh? What the fuck! This whole debacle is just an exercise in how to pull off a short con on a lot of families looking for answers about their lost loved ones. If I were Qatar, I would be asking this Ali Hani about his connections to this Greek guy in San Diego tootsuite man. I am sure the money is spent already anyway…

Oh and as for the hacker angle of “OOOH SCARY HACKERS IN THE DARKNET MAKE SITE” cut the shit media! Anyone with half a brain can stand up a site in the darknet so cut it the fuck out. There was nothing spectacular here other than the lede that looked good for clickbait.

Now.. About those lost Qatari’s….


Written by Krypt3ia

2017/04/17 at 17:09

Posted in DARKNET

Black Edge on the Darknet?

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Black Edge

I was trawling the darknet as you all know I like to do and came across a site I had seen once before and bookmarked but never got back to. The site http://b34xhb2kjf3nbuyk.onion “The Stock Insiders” is a php site that claims to be an insider trading site seeking users who will provide insider information for the collective to profit from. Now I will admit that I have been watching Billions and I am also reading “Black Edge” so this site finally struck a chord with me and I decided to mirror it and take a look inside. The following post is the sum total of what I found and some thoughts on the idea in the first place. …I am sure you all will be amused.

The Idea:

Right, well the darknet is supposed to be super secret and encrypted if you believe all of the reporters out there who cover it with conspiratorially raised brows. It only stands to reason that some enterprising joker would go and set up a site like this to trade in illegal insider information yes? Well obviously yes because here it is! As you can see from the screenshot above they are making no bones about it, they want to have players here who can provide solid insider information so as to make trades illegally and make oodles of money! Of course there are problems with that idea and I will be going into those here. Sure they make caveats about the legalities but they also claim that the server is not physically in the US and the whole server is “encrypted” which, ugh, come on people! Crypto is only as good as the system being shut down and the type of crypto being used.

….But I digress…

Now let’s talk about the intricacies of insider information and it’s use. You see, it is not that easy to obtain good insider information in the first place and secondly, using it has to be carried out carefully so as to not tip the SEC and other investigative bodies to your use of it to profit right? So by trying to open source this on the darknet is kinda scary in more than a few ways to my mind. I mean, who are these people? How do you vet them and their information they are passing? How do you not know you are being baited by a Fed or some moron in the first place? Then, how do you make the trades and profit without a trail and maybe even the potential for being ratted out if things go badly? I just keep coming up with all these scenarios where things go poorly from this idea. Personally, the notion of this site is half baked in my mind but hey, this could just be a honeytrap right?

Alright, let’s assume it is legit, how do you really go about this? Well, you start off by getting members and then testing them by asking for legit insider info to trade on so they will be allowed in as “full members” ya know, like becoming a made man ehhhhh? Ok, so I am say “jpompo6” (oh yeah wait till you get to the bottom of this here post!) and I want in. I have to create an account, then go through the vetting process by passing data to the “root” account (yes, I did say root!! wink wink nudge nudge!) on a sweet sweet insider stock tip and hope upon hope that I am accepted into the inner sanctum. One of two outcomes will happen:

  1. I wait, and I wait, and nothing happens.
  2. I hear back that I am a made man and HOO HA! I can then get into the inner sanctum and start reading all the juicy posts and making trades on them! WIN!

Unfortunately I had no real insider info to pass and, well, I am not an idiot so I did not go further than setting up a dummy account on this site. Instead I started looking at the site itself and gathering whatever intelligence I could to do a little OSINT on the users that I could see.

…And boy did I see things-n-stuff.

Membership Rules:

Anywho, the community has rules and those rules are listed below. I do sincerely love the first rule of INSIDER TRADING CLUB which is YOU MUST BE AN HONEST GENTLEMAN! Now that is some deep derp there kids. You are telling me that you want honest gents in this here illegal enterprise of insider trading informatics on the darknets? NO. WAY. The other rules pretty much follow the rules of Fight Club, don’t talk about Fight Club, Don’t fuck with Fight Club, yadda yadda yadda. The more I read the rules the more cognitive dissonance I have about the whole thing really. I do like the whole you have to keep reporting in new leads every 90 days in accordance with the SEC practice of 10-q reporting hahaha.

Say, is there a profit sharing plan here? How are the health benefits? Do I get a 401K here? Honestly, this whole model is good when you are in the real world and you are face to face with people you have developed a rapport with, not some shmuck who may be a Fed on the darknet kids. In reading the Black Edge book you can see how much of the intelligence is gathered on companies, usually you have paid sources or sources you do favors for quid pro quo and there is an understanding that if you fuck me you fuck yourself. The whole idea that I am just gonna take some inside info from the darknet and apply it to large trades on the market is a bit much for me to believe. Now maybe if you wanted to communicate data like this with known and trusted people in the darknet using encrypted comms maybe I would buy that but this site just seems to be to either be a honeytrap or a scam looking for suckers to put their legit inside info out there for a quick pump and dump.

But that’s just me…


So yeah, you have this site out there and you promise all the super secret DARKNET black magic. You tell people that the data is secure and then you say “But.. You have to be careful” everyone is gonna take that to heart right? Well, almost everyone… Ok some people… Ok ok ok maybe one person. In the case of this site there was a “props” page that I found that listed users who they wanted to thank. For the most part the user names were innocuous enough to not go anywhere with an OSINT search regimen. However, there was one guy who seemed to not comprehend the idea of OPSEC.

The user JPOMPO6 who is listed in the thanks page seems to really not get the whole idea of not re-using online handles. This guy seems to have used his handle for everything online on this site and “root” likes him enough to give em props. A simple Google search for the ID drops a ton of hits that show this guy to might be Joe Pompo a CPA from upstate New York. Now given that the handle is exactly the same as the Twitter handle he uses and then further more that he is a CPA, well, I kinda think this is our man but I have to say for the record and for all you lawyers out there; (I Googled some shit and this MAY BE the guy, I am not saying IT IS THE GUY but JEEBUS it really does kinda all fit) so please, don’t sue me because I made a logical leap.

That this character under the handle jpompo6 is on this site does not in fact mean that they have traded insider information at all. In fact, I cannot see any postings by this user so it is not for me to say. All I can say is that a user who has the same handle as the Twitter user and that user has the name Joe Pompo exists is, well, there you have it… If this is the same guy then oops, your OPSEC sucks and the site’s admonishments were lost on you. One wonders what other OPSEC fails there must be inside the site, ya know, like using your corporate email or your one personal email as the contact for this site.

Oh my…..

Programming and Administration:

As if the OPSEC thing wasn’t bad enough, when the site was looked at from a security perspective things went from bad to worse. The site is leaking information, it was set up poorly and likely can be hacked if it hasn’t already. The mere fact that the root account is the one making all the posts here is scary as administrating php sites goes. However, when looking at the directory tree there was a lot left open. With all this hanging out I kinda really have my doubts about the security of the site don’t you? I personally would run away, change my name, and burn everything with my old name on it if I had traded anything of any import on this site kids.

So what have we learned today? Well, we learned that insider trading is best left to professionals and done in secret places other than the darknet I think. While the idea of insider trading is appealing to some, it is really going to fuck only you in the end when the feds come for you. Honestly, I think a better alternative is to just do OSINT and find data that has been accidentally leaked by companies and then make your trades, and as I understand it that is kinda grey area right? I mean no one told you the info, you did not pay for it, you happened upon it right? In the present day state of the internet there is so much information that is out there on mis-configured servers and the like that you could likely use that to day trade your way to riches right?

End of the day, stay away from these scam sites in the darknet kids… Unless federal prison appeals or being totally taken by fraudsters.


PS.. Props to @chkefa for the heads up on jpompo6!

Written by Krypt3ia

2017/04/13 at 19:50

Posted in BlackEdge, DARKNET