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Regardless of whether it is the real Cicada 3301 that has been sending these messages and releasing clues or not, considering that it is now January 5, I think it is quite likely that we will see a new Cicada puzzle being released very soon..:) Regarding the fake BBC site, I analyzed the “Within every image there is always a story” image, and found two QR codes.
Here are links to some of the articles that were written about me and my work on the original Cicada 3301 challenge back in 2012: Meet The Man Who Solved The Mysterious Cicada 3301 Puzzle The Internet Mystery That Has the World Baffled Update (2014-01-05): The integer sequence found in the first QR code felt familiar, but I was not sure why.
Maybe the next set of clues released on January 5th will provide a little more clarity, but this in itself adds yet another element to the mysterious 3301 organization – Why this date and does the relevance of this date have something to do with solving the problem?
Update (2013-11-29): I think this is probably an imposter, rather than the real Cicada, but I got a cryptic message after the article in Daily Telegraph, from someone calling himself Tibiceninae (the name of a cicada subfamily)…
However the reality behind the puzzle is no where near close to being revealed and remains shrouded in mystery and left to the speculation of online chat rooms.
The clues themselves demand a very interesting skill set; they don’t just contain cryptograms and riddles but advance far out of the traditional domain of online puzzles to include historical themes, music, literature, poetry and much, much more.