A person of unknown affiliation operating under the moniker 'truth' has targeted this community. Their aim is to spread disinformation and confusion. We do not, at this time, have a clear description of their motives or political affiliation. But we know that the best defense is a clear, honest dialogue with all of you.
Here at the office we take this situation very seriously. We have tasked personnel and technical assets to help sanitize the threat, contain overspill, and help this community stay information-safe. Unfortunately, due to strategic pressure I'm sure you're all well aware of, we have to rely on your assistance to complete our objectives: the arrest of 'truth' and the identification of their employers, if any.
We'll do our best to keep you updated on the situation.
current activityGRANITE HUNTER team status
team goals: obtain trust keys. return to truth with -attach. identify truth handler. you - join up as an analyst!
LTO on grid and covertTRUTH cell status
team goals: obtain trust key. return to truth. identify GRANITE HUNTER LTO
cell handler on grid and covert
analysis teamstask force NEMESIS
understanding the shivans
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new threat axes
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restoring legitimate rule
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know the terrain
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Truth is leaking documents. Truth works through one of you: a HANDLER. They are among you now.
The handler gets trust keys from Truth, short phrases such as PLATEAU BUILDER or UBUNTU LIES. Community members seeking trust keys will reach out to the handler or their agents.
Whenever anyone PMs a trust key back to Truth, this creates a relay. When enough relays are active, Truth will upload a document.
You can help us locate Truth by getting trust keys, adding the suffix '-attach' to the end, and PMing them to Truth. This creates a trace relay. Trace relays help us locate and stop Truth. We have selected a Lead Tactical Operative from your community's volunteers. The LTO will help organize your efforts against Truth.
Those of you who don't want to get involved as operatives can still help! We need analysts to help us locate Truth. We are establishing a system to help organize and reward your efforts.
If the HANDLER can be identified from among the community members, GRANITE HUNTER may establish strike relays to expose them and obtain intelligence. Success may be tactically decisive. Failure will be politically problematic and may compromise secure information.
Truth's cell members may also organize strikes against the GRANITE HUNTER LTO, compromising their communications and intelligence. Failure may expose Truth cell members and information.
If the situation intensifies, additional technical means may be provided to the LTO.
'truth' disseminated a fragmentary and incoherent document
to the community. We believe this was an error, perhaps a consequence of truth's attempts to build an interface with local systems. The document is not significant.
According to reports provided to GRANITE HUNTER, a user named 'phelamanga' provided a community member with a fabricated document. This document was transferred on IRC via an encrypted offsite. The community successfully contained this overspill and we are not aware of any further copies of the document in circulation. As a reward and performance incentive, GRANITE HUNTER authorized the release of Candidate 616A9707YBPTR
UPLOAD ATTEMPT 1
Intercepted chatter and surveillance technical means indicate 'truth' has recruited community members to serve as covert relays
. Relays allow 'truth' to anonymously move information. Three relays are now active. BritishShivans has reported one fabricated document
and we expect more. Another was detected by GRANITE HUNTER operatives hidden in a bug report by FrikgFeek
. A final component of the leak was reported by An4ximandros
. Please assist us in containing this disinformation.
GRANITE HUNTER assets under the direction of the LTO have initiated a strike on someone they believe to be Truth's cell handler. Two community members have volunteered as strike relays. Success will reveal the name of the cell handler. Failure may be due to an incorrect target or due to a strike relay sabotaging the strike. The strike failed due to sabotage by one of the strike relays.
TRUTH cell assets are following up on the failed STRIKE 1 by attacking the exposed GRANITE HUNTER LTO [SCOTTY]. Two community members are serving as relays for a network attack intended to extract additional data and insert surveillance systems. In the event of success, this is a serious tactical threat. We are assuming a hardened posture and preparing to fall back and reassess. The strike succeeded, badly compromising GRANITE HUNTER and forcing a temporary fallback.
UPLOAD ATTEMPT 2
Operating through a new cell handler, Truth activated four covert relays to move another set of classified documents. Although the upload succeeded, one relay was compromised by a GRANITE HUNTER operative. The leaked documents have yet to be made public.