The End of an Era
What a weekend.
Let’s recap, shall we? With one post found here, a buzz was started that wouldn’t stop for the next 48 hours. It was a slow buzz, but a buzz nonetheless. The response to the blog came a while later and was in the form of threatening tweets and a short, yet to the point, blog written by the hacktivist known as th3j35t3r.
Later on in the day, Mother’s Day, 2012, a series of tweets from a persona named @cubespherical on Twitter began to poke very hard at th3j35t3r
And this image of screen caps was tweeted out by cubespherical later that evening. These are allegedly DMs between th3j35t3r and cubespherical.
Then there was a great hush from th3j35t3r.
Blog posts started disappearing from http://th3j35t3r.wordpress.com as you can see. As of late evening, May 14th, 2012, the blog is empty.
The story first broke at the Illuminate Blog with updates through out the day.
Some time before noon Eastern Standard Time, http://twitter.com/th3j35t3r was deactivated, and just like that, th3j35t3r was off the air.
Other posts started coming out like this Pastebay Post of a PM with th3j35t3r. In this log it is clear that th3j35t3r prides himself on “2 and a half years in with a high profile.”
Then there was what could be considered the coup de grace. A post from Chongelong on Twitter.
Were these famous last words, or was this just another intricate detail in a secret operation conducted by those who are behind the th3j35t3r persona?