Cracking the Code of Cicada 3301| EPISODE 1

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  • Published: 14 August 2019
  • In 2012, a secretive group calling itself 3301 began recruiting for “highly intelligent individuals” online. Candidates had to prove their skills in codebreaking, cryptography and computer programming by solving a complex puzzle dubbed Cicada. It required knowledge of steganography, contacts on the ground everywhere from Seoul to Sydney, and the ability to obtain a copy of William Gibson’s famous disappearing poem “Agrippa.” What was the purpose of the puzzle? No one knows, but many set out to solve one of the internet’s greatest mysteries. At the age of 15, Marcus Wanner became one of the few to crack the code. But the Cicada challenge didn’t end there. Suddenly, more mysterious codes appeared—including a 58-page book of runes known as the “Liber Primus.”

    What was encrypted within the runes? Follow the band of online cryptologists deciphering “Liber Primus” in episode 2 of Cicada 3301: greatbig.is/2ZW6fsq

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Comments • 6 136

  • Great Big Story
    Great Big Story   3 weeks back

    So you want to be a code breaker? Here's how: https://greatbig.is/2NrhqWE

    • Feministki to Zwierzęta. Krowy Mleczne.
      Feministki to Zwierzęta. Krowy Mleczne.  4 days back

      Lol, Cicada's main headquarters is 8,5km from my home. There are just bunch of hermetics who just want to create new 3301.
      Project Jesus son of Mary was called at the time „Egyptian 3301”. 33 = 11x3 = aquarius x gemini, 33yo Jesus. 1 = lamb, a jagna / yagna, Jesus.
      If you want to be sacrificed to death by tortures, then go, follow the light and enter the Cocon trying to be „pretty boy” to be fucked.
      On WodanDay's night they will sacrifice you at 3:33 o'clock (it is almost Thursday).

      PS. Originally not „Cicada” but:
      - a moth [„ćma”],
      - a darkness [„ciemność”],
      - Kali / kara [old polish word for „black” and „punishment”, see: „kary koń”]
      - noumber 200 [in old Polish there was „ćma„ numeral]).

      I know dozens of people who are of that Order. But I'm a Catholic, they are affraid of me.

    • Winston Vanderbuilt II
      Winston Vanderbuilt II  7 days back

      The secret lies within the group, that is not interested in Cicada.

    • Don Smith
      Don Smith  1 weeks back

      Great Big Story is “Epstein” the Keystone like “Q”??? 🤭🤔😧😉😒🤓🧐🤨🤫

    • alan thunder
      alan thunder  2 weeks back

      ....."sooo uhhh, we are pretty much the guys that tried and didn't get in"

    • sir
      sir  3 weeks back

      Who gives a shit? Just put up the video and leave us alone. I miss when youtube was just fringe videos. Now I just feel like Im at the mall walking past lotion and sun glasses salesmen every five seconds god this place sucks

  • I don’t know what I’m doing

    I am 11 and am in 6th grade and I am going to write a article on it and post it on my yt channel

    • Nikki mealey
      Nikki mealey  31 minutes back

      Onecool is ADORABLE❤️❤️

      • Gidz Unknown
        Gidz Unknown  4 hours back

        Feel like playing watchdog again

        • baconology
          baconology  10 hours back

          i like this because i identify with these nerds.

          • ToxicTrump Tube
            ToxicTrump Tube  11 hours back

            A friend of mine from Canada told me, that he was one of the people responsible for the posters with the qr-codes. The story how they contacted him is hilarious...gives me shivers...

            • Ste Chapo
              Ste Chapo  12 hours back

              I'm intrigued by this: why anyone would give a sh*t.

              • Dutch Van Der Linde
                Dutch Van Der Linde  16 hours back

                Cicada is a puzzle after a puzzle after a puzzle presumably leading to.... another puzzle

                • Bang Stick
                  Bang Stick  1 days back

                  Seems like a lot of work just to get anal probed!

                  • Zultan
                    Zultan  1 days back

                    They're an AI collective

                    • Nazir Dalati
                      Nazir Dalati  2 days back

                      >There's really disturbing content out there

                      Lmfao

                      • thevidguy11
                        thevidguy11  2 days back

                        Why did that dude say he became a member of cicada, then never elaborates.

                        • GA Comics
                          GA Comics  2 days back

                          Bro that thing has been cracked years ago and the story closed. Outta my feed.

                          • GA Comics
                            GA Comics  1 days back

                            @spookichi There are years old videos explaining the whole thing.

                          • GA Comics
                            GA Comics  1 days back

                            @spookichi It was just a project by a few students. No conspiracy, no big reveal, no intelligence agency trying to recruit the brightest as people were hoping, nothing. People managed to solve it and nothing happened.

                          • spookichi
                            spookichi  1 days back

                            GA Comics what was it

                        • ThisIsMe LavenderSweetsIn

                          maybe after all of this it gives u a link to ninja's livestream 😉

                          • Samin Rahman
                            Samin Rahman  2 days back

                            Think the intelligence of the person who made the puzzle

                            • betoh finger
                              betoh finger  2 days back

                              i dont get d purpose...looks like somebody playing with low self esteem kids

                              • DrakeRedwingOfficial
                                DrakeRedwingOfficial  2 days back

                                has anyone ever tried to take the Liber Primus to a linguist or a professional translator?

                                • BC P
                                  BC P  3 days back

                                  The van is probably that guys own van though... lol.

                                  • Lu KN
                                    Lu KN  3 days back

                                    11:47 nice.

                                    • Kal Val
                                      Kal Val  3 days back

                                      Good luck.

                                      • Azeraph
                                        Azeraph  3 days back

                                        It's a loop

                                        • Nicholas Schiaffino
                                          Nicholas Schiaffino  3 days back

                                          At 3:11 ... 3301 backwards... 1033!

                                          • Elian Huynh
                                            Elian Huynh  3 days back

                                            I bet L could solve this.

                                            • sad :c
                                              sad :c  3 days back

                                              that music he found sounds like Tool lmao

                                              • Bossnium
                                                Bossnium  3 days back

                                                John McAfee

                                                • Mike Harrison
                                                  Mike Harrison  3 days back

                                                  3301 Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.

                                                  • PA R
                                                    PA R  4 days back

                                                    I came here for the John Secada music, so what is this?...and Baby iiiiiiiiiiooohhiiiiiaaiiii, I tried to forgeeeet u!

                                                    • Dloc 559 CA
                                                      Dloc 559 CA  4 days back

                                                      Would somebody please confirm weather im right or wrong If you ask me and I say Sony is behind the symbols there the same exact ones used in god of war 4 , in the official trailer at the 2:52 resembles the same Liber Primus writing and at mark 3:02 right after PlayStation branding you the begining of interconnectedness or what ever that songs name is

                                                    • Mr.Kokoras
                                                      Mr.Kokoras  4 days back

                                                      Maybe Cicada is the friends you made along the way.

                                                      • Jackson Scofield
                                                        Jackson Scofield  9 hours back

                                                        This is fascinating- as a plant/wildlife nerd my first thought is to the way broods of cicaidas hatch all together after a breed specific long time in the dark

                                                    • Jiwan
                                                      Jiwan  4 days back

                                                      I am broke.

                                                      • Charles Ringling
                                                        Charles Ringling  4 days back

                                                        It's a massive troll puzzle. Cicadas burrow 7 years then annoy you and gone. They call the sound a drone.

                                                        • No Thanks
                                                          No Thanks  4 days back

                                                          #crackingass

                                                          • Mugshot Marley
                                                            Mugshot Marley  4 days back

                                                            There's a possibility that this entire Cicadia code was created by AI.

                                                            • Germain Rodriguez
                                                              Germain Rodriguez  4 days back

                                                              Just LEMMiNO

                                                              • hudsontoo1212
                                                                hudsontoo1212  4 days back

                                                                Yup. I’m dumb

                                                                • Coyote 5547
                                                                  Coyote 5547  4 days back

                                                                  Hello. 5547. Choose Carefully. We Are With You

                                                                  • Elijah Kerrigan
                                                                    Elijah Kerrigan  4 days back

                                                                    Or hhhhhwat their intentions were!

                                                                    • art theestv channel
                                                                      art theestv channel  4 days back

                                                                      Nice

                                                                      • darkmanmaggot
                                                                        darkmanmaggot  4 days back

                                                                        "3301" noob, its pronounced "Loss"

                                                                        • Richard Obrien
                                                                          Richard Obrien  4 days back

                                                                          is thr a connection to Q

                                                                          • Lucifer SkyWalker
                                                                            Lucifer SkyWalker  5 days back

                                                                            I swear to whatever god you guys believe in at 3:11 on the coffee mug timer it’s says 10:33 that’s 3301 gtfo

                                                                            I now realize there are other comments saying the same shit so it’s the collective consciousness waking up synchronized

                                                                            • Rated R
                                                                              Rated R  5 days back

                                                                              3301 coffee ☕️

                                                                              • Clayton Carey
                                                                                Clayton Carey  5 days back

                                                                                *Pours coffee at **10:33*
                                                                                Nice

                                                                                • Sid Diaz
                                                                                  Sid Diaz  5 days back

                                                                                  It's Boxxy! Hail the Queen!

                                                                                  • Tazer Games
                                                                                    Tazer Games  5 days back

                                                                                    Why would the show themselves, though ?

                                                                                    • Thick Wrist
                                                                                      Thick Wrist  5 days back

                                                                                      Someone wants to keep u smart people occupied

                                                                                    • Molly De Lacy
                                                                                      Molly De Lacy  5 days back

                                                                                      the libres primas looks like viking writing to me.