Interesting news from our good friends over at InfosecIsland. Apparently well known Patriot hacker “The Jester” (th3j35t3r) has gone underground or “gone dark” after someone going by the name Smedley Manning (aka “CubeSpherical”) threatened to release his identity.
Screenshots from a link on Cubespherical’s Twitter account seem to show a conversation between him and The Jester. In the shots, Cubespherical claims he knew Jester from the military and is going to “Dox” him, or reveal his identity.
Of course he will only do it, he claims, once he receives 20 thousand Bit Coins donation to Wikileaks, as can be seen in the twitter screen grab above.
The Jester’s blog seemed to be wiped of information, and his Twitter account deleted. Cubeshperical also announced on his Twitter page that another ex-military, anti-anonymous figure named @Narganon had also deleted his account, with the question, “Same Guy?”
Hard to tell what is really going on. Why would The Jester delete his Twitter account and just the posts from his WordPress site?
Was The Jester’s site and Twitter hacked? InfosecIsland points to a cryptic Pastebin post that has a message supposedly from The Jester and a copy of all the missing blog posts.
Time will tell – Will the former military hacker be revealed by a fellow military person? Will cubeshperical raise the 20K Bitcoins? Will the Jester get his revenge?
Jeepers, all this excitement and it is only a Monday!