Where Are the “Real” Internet Mysteries?

This morning, one of the YouTubers I like, Nexpo (formerly Nightmare Expo), tweeted this, which made me snicker:

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It’s true, is it not? I suppose that YouTube’s format lends itself to that – things like “top 5” and “top 10” lists, and clickbait. Thus, you get a lot of repetition and people stealing from one another.

Personally, I like mysteries too, but I prefer to find ones that not everyone else is covering – and especially ones that haven’t been solved yet! South32 is a good example (in my humble opinion). I’m sure there’s an explanation to it, but I’m not 100% certain what that explanation is. As a matter of fact, I stumbled upon some additional information about it, which might be enough for a “Part III” blog post.

Anyway, I’m sure there are other mysteries on the internet that are actually unsolved. One that I would include is the so-called “GhostNet,” which is a network of spyware-infected computers across 103 different countries. The attackers could search these computers remotely, access their cameras and microphones, and view private files. As of yet, no one (other than the attackers themselves) knows who’s behind it.

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Researchers have traced its origins to the People’s Republic of China (though China of course denies that this is the case). There is a Wikipedia article on it, in fact: GhostNet – while this elaborates on the phenomenon somewhat, it’s possible that the attacks don’t only originate in China, and it might be more widespread than we think. As with South32, if someone has more info, I’d love to hear about it!

These are the best ones that come to mind at the moment, but I’m sure there are plenty of others. The “dark web” as a whole is not a mystery to me anymore, but certain sites on it are.

There are quite a few sites that are vague and don’t explain what they’re for – perhaps that’s the point!

As I always say, if someone has any other suggestions for mysteries I should check out, feel free to chime in. Or, if you have answers to some of the ones I’ve discussed, I’d be happy to hear those too.

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