[cryptome] Re: Fake URLs - "crvptome"

  • From: doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:05:01 +0000

Hi Michael & John,
One other thing which I think needs your attention drawing to...is that a little while ago, I started to work through the Cryptome files from the beginning. On the first four files I looked at, the urls were connected to non-existent pages. I think that the vagaries of time means that some of those files will disappear. I don't know if you or John has noticed, which is why I am mentioning it at this point because these files are being "mirrored" or hosted elsewhere. They may be no point in copying those files over unless it is meant of course, to show that there were original files...such are the vagaries of the internet that unique resource locators often disappear through time. I don't know about the integrity of the rest of the files on Cryptome as I haven't checked them.
With kind regards,

On 21/12/2015 15:04, Michael Best wrote:

While searching for a few Cryptome files just now, I discovered there seem to be a few fake Cryptome URLs floating around - like "crvptome.org/2014/05/crvptome-fara-14-0507.pd <http://crvptome.org/2014/05/crvptome-fara-14-0507.pd>"

The y's in both instances of Cryptome in the URL were replaced with v's. While it looks slightly similar, the keys are nowhere near each other (at least on on a QWERTY keyboard) so I have to wonder if the URLs are one of the many phishing schemes and URL redirection scams. The good news is that crvptome.org <http://crvptome.org> doesn't seem to return any sort of page right now, but I wanted to alert everyone to the possibility.

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