This is no secret that internet is a crazy place and holds some very strange mysteries that are yet to be solved. Here is a list of 5 most strange internet mysteries:
Ghostnet is a name given to a large scale cyber spying operation discovered by researchers at Information Warfare Monitor in March 2009. What the researchers discovered was bigger and creepier than anyone had ever suspected. The network was a spy ring and was linked to an advanced persistent threat. Around 30% of targets were considered high value targets and included computer systems belonging to embassies, foreign ministries and other government offices, and the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan exile centers in India, London and New York City. Because Dalai Lama was involved, many assumed China was behind ghostnet but no proof could ever be found and years have passed since the discovery but no one knows who was behind it.
2. Who Created Bitcoins
Bitcoin is money generated by software that can only be attained by cracking various digital codes. It is the only crypto-currency to reach public consciousness. Launched way back in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto, The inventor was traced to the US and the name ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ was believed to be put to trick people. 1 million Bitcoins are today worth 250 million dollars. But the mystery is that nobody knows who exactly invented them. Whoever he is, he is very rich and very smart.
3.The Internet Black Hole
Internet Black hole refer to places in the network where incoming or outgoing traffic is silently discarded, without informing the source that the data did not reach its intended recipient. This is strange because data simply can’t vanish. It has to go somewhere. But nobody knows where it goes. Governments, agencies and Tech-firms have all been unable to trace them leading to many to conclude that a big whirlpool of information is swirling out there somewhere. Mysteriously in 2013, one internet black hole was discovered, rewriting people’s information from the US to a shady IP address in Iceland. But it was not discovered who was behind it and why are they collecting data.
4. The administrator of ‘Valor por Tamaulipas’
It is a Facebook page that covers security updates about Mexican state of Tamaulipas. It was formed by an anonymous user in January 2012 and its goal is to share information about drug related violence and risk situations all across the state. This page regularly posted photos of crime scenes to its over half a million followers. In 2013, a Mexican drug cartel offered a reward of 46 thousand Dollars for anyone who could give out information to locate the administrator or any of his family members. However, in December 2014, the admin announced his retirement but the page continues under new management. Nobody till now knows who the original administrator was.
5. What Garry Mckinnon Saw
Gary Mckinnon is a Scottish hacker who was accused of perpetrating the biggest military computer hack of all time in 2002. McKinnon claimed to have been looking for evidence of UFO cover-ups and “free energy”, a mythical, inexhaustible source of power, on the military computers. According to McKinnon, he did in fact locate that evidence. He claimed to have gained access to a terminal in Johnson Space Center’s building 8 where he discovered a picture of a strange tubular shaped, other worldly aircraft in a very high resolution next to a government spacecraft in orbit. Since he did it in 2002, he could not download the picture due to slow speed but took a screenshot of it. Gary’s connection was immediately cut and he was arrested by Interpol. His computer was seized and presumably the screenshot was lost. The US government wanted to lock him for his entire life but because of being of Scottish decent and operating out of UK, he was able to dodge the authorities. In 2012, after a legal battle of over a decade, the officials in Britain decided to drop all charges against him. The bigger mystery however is what Gary could not see and what the governments are trying to protect.
These are few unsolved internet mysteries which are yet to get solved. If you come across any other mysteries, please let us know in the comments below.