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The Incident

In a recent /cyb/ /sec/ thread one anon asked about the incident. This is controversial, should we add a page on the topic? Below some notes while I try to figure out what happened, searching Desuarchive.

Notes

Desuarchive shows the /cyb/ generals ran from 2014 until the incident in 2021. The first post is dated 2014-03-05 and refers to Cyberpunk which started 2014-02-05. The first Cyberpunk general was dated 2013-01-21.

Timeline

  • range banning /sec/ posters was mentioned.
  • an irrecoverable purge was mentioned 2021-08-17, the incident must have taken place earlier.
  • a dispute if there was a purge vs. /cyb/ never existed 2021-07-26
    • "Cyb died because there wasn't anything cyb related to talk about, other than posting pictures why does it need a general? It's literally /fa/"
  • normal thread reaching 313 posts dated 2021-07-21; the next expired after 35 posts.

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Threads
Date Title Posts/Files/Posters Comment
2021-12-03 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity General 36 / 03 / 19 Still the same OP text. Again with Discord.
2021-11-30 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity General 198 / 15 / 79 Anons note pastes are stale but old FAQs are not linked to. Also with Discord link.
2021-11-26 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity General 22 / 05 / 15 OP admitted "Dead general edition" and last poster checked out thread with "die out".
2021-11-25 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity General 12 / 03 / 08 OP exclaimed "There's finally a discord server edition" and things went off the rails.
2021-11-24 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity General 1 / 1 / 1 Second post same day, just fell off page 10.
2021-11-23 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity General 156 / 21 / 53 Meixiu made an entrance, ended up deeming the thread retarded. Also lots of cert posting.
2021-11-10 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity General 320 / 30 / 110 Op states "This isn't your jobs thread or cert thread, it's a group therapy session." There are 44 posts on certs and 40 on jobs, at least the thread lasted beyond 310.
2021-11-09 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity General 74 / 11 / 42 Op states "This isn't your jobs thread or cert thread, it's a group therapy session." There are 2 posts on certs and 2 on jobs, a slight improvement.
2021-11-08 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity General 36 / 10 / 16 Op states "This isn't your jobs thread or cert thread, it's a group therapy session." There are 5 posts on certs and 14 on jobs.
2021-11-07 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity General 138 / 19 / 43 Op states "This isn't your jobs thread or cert thread, it's a group therapy session." There are 19 posts on certs and 29 on jobs. Some news postings are made, not in old format.
2021-11-03 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity General: 320 / 62 / 94 The first to go past 310 for months. Abbreviated OP text. Many happy to see the general back, a few were quite the opposite.
2021-10-20 /cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General 61 / 13 / 30 Lain mentioned but they deleted /cyb/, keeping /sec/; /Ω/ or /Δ/ has some /cyb/ discussion
2021-10-04 /cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General 20 / 01 / 16 Brief, even by recent standards
2021-10-02 /cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General 73 / 12 / 30 Started same day as previous general. Suggesting /sec/ turned on /cyb/ and spammed people away, via /fa/, general declared mostly dead
2021-10-02 /cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General 05 / 03 / 11 Died quickly: "This thread was dead on arrival. We have 13 posts of which 4 are bumps."
2021-10-01 /cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General 11 / 03 / 10 Died quickly: "So is the general officially back?" And thread dies within 6 hours.
2021-09-20 /cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General 151 / 18 / 75 New OP text, close to that of 2021-08-22, mostly sec, one anon declares /cyb/ FAQ jibberish, is rewriting for posting on Neocities. The incident is explained as /sec/ forcing out /cyb. Symb0l makes an appearance.
2021-09-13 /cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General 68 / 06 / 22 Uses old format OP text. The Mega archive was taken down.
2021-09-07 /cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General 13 / 02 / 11 Lasted about an hour. one anon mentions "we all moved bro no need to make more threads here", another that "sec posters got range banned for some reason"
2021-09-07 what happened to /cyb/ threads? 11 / 01 / 08 Lasted nearly 3 hours. Op asked but got no answers.
2021-08-22 /cyb/er/sec/ 82 / 09 / 39 New OP text. One anon noted that "Sadly this is another /sec/ threadlet dressed up with some stolen /cyb/ feathers. It will not last," and was right.
2021-08-16 /cyb/ + /sec/ 33 / 06 / 27 Old OP text. Mostly discussions on what OP text should be. A purge is mentioned
2021-08-10 /cyb//sec/ 03 / 01 / 03 One of the shortest ever, lasted less than 2 hours
2021-08-02 Does Anyone Have the /cyb/ Wall of Text? 12 / 06 / 09 Lasted just over 2 hours but OP got a reply.
2021-07-26 cyb/+/sec/ (7) - The Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity general 99 / 16 / 44 New OP text. Strong disagreement about past traffic with discussion of purge vs. "flop". Even the /sec/ FAQ has not seen a single update since that "happening". First admission that there was an attack in that "jannies kept deleting them".
2021-07-24 cyb/+/sec/ (6) - The Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity general 31 / 05 / 17 New OP text, but not the latest 1.1 and latest about 7 hours.
2021-07-21 /cyb/+/sec/ (5) - The Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity general 313 / 71 / 82 Old OP text, new versions 1.0 and 1.1 was suggested. Some claim "we are on lainchan".
2021-07-17 /cyb/+/sec/ #4 (Revival) - The Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity general 320 / 57 / 86 Mention of people range banned 3 - 6 months, plus "the huge purge a month or so ago".
2021-07-15 /cyb/+/sec/ #3 (Revival) - The Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity general 315 / 69 / 76 A "Cyberpunk has nothing to do with cybersecurity"-anon is early. Catbox 1.2 and 1.2.1 text files released.
2021-07-13 Cyb + Sec 316 / 59 / 85 First Catbox collection of text files released followed by version 1.1. Some Solarpunk contents too.
2021-07-09 Cyb + Sec The Thread Revival 318 / 58 / 99 That start of a series of attempts to revive the general. A frogposter is late in claiming "Cyberpunk has nothing to do with cybersecurity". People are surprised the thread has not been killed. Expectations were generally low.
2021-06-19 //CYB-SEC-GEN (CYB-SG)\\ 91 / 9 / 47 Op noted "Re-starting this General assuming the jannies haven't made it gone permanently. Apparently all of the tripfags and regulars got banned for some reason.

Disclaimer: If the jannies be mad and hatin', then this general is satirical in nature and really just a lulzy LARP". Others say people moved to Lainchan. Now gone regulars are listed. One anon keeps insisting none of this ever happened.

2021-06-18 //CYB-SEC-GEN (CYB-SG)\\ 50 / 5 / 20 Very brief OP text. Op note: "Re-starting this General assuming the jannies haven't made it gone permanently. Apparently all of the tripfags and regulars got banned for some reason."
2021-06-06 /cyb/ + /sec/ General - WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO /cybsec/ EDITION 01 / 01 / 01 One post. No replies. Shortest thread possible
2021-05-29 //cyb/ + /sec/ General -- Program Advance Edition 88 / 12 / 32 Mostly sec and bumps
2021-05-24 /cyb/ + /sec/ General WINDOWS WORM EDITION 39 / 04 / 23 Mostly sec and bumps
2021-05-21 /cyb/ + /sec/ General COMPILER DESIGN ISN'T A MEME EDITION 106 / 10 / 46 A purge and exodus to Lainchan is mentioned. Others objected. Regulars MIA were listed.
2021-05-21 /cyb/ + /sec/ Cyberpunk & Cybersecurity General 9 / 1 / 6 Brief
2021-05-20 /cyb/ + /sec/ General DAVE AITEL IS SMARTER THAN YOU EDITION 21 / 02 / 13 Brief
2021-05-18 /cyb/ + /sec/ General AI WILL SOLVE IT EDITION 68 / 06 / 20 Mostly sec
2021-05-16 /cyb/ + /sec/ General PAKISTANI CATFISH EDITION 43 / 02 / 20 Brief, mostly bumps. Some are picking up people that missed the migration to Lainchan.
2021-05-15 /cyb/ + /sec/ General 15 / 04 / 07 Second same day attempt. Brief, mostly bumps. Some ask why the general has been dying lately.
2021-05-15 /cyb/ + /sec/ General HACKERS GETTING HACKED EDITION 21 / 05 / 11 Brief, a few bumps
2021-05-13 //cyb/ + /sec/ General WHAT PIPELINE EDITION 75 / 15 / 23 Mostly sec, ransomware re. oil infrastructure
2021-05-09 /cyb/ + /sec/ Cybersecurity General OH NO MY GITHUB EDITION 53 / 07 / 29 Second thread on same day, yet mostly sec and bumps.
2021-05-09 /cyb/ + /sec/ Cybersecurity General MODEM HACKING EDITION 6 / 3 / 5 Brief. Anon was "amazed how quick it takes for these threads to archive".
2021-05-07 /cyb/ + /sec/ Cybersecurity General LORD NAIKON EDITION 71 / 10 / 30 Mostly sec and bumps
2021-05-04 /cyb/ + /sec/ Cybersecurity General APPLE IS SO SIMPLE TO USE EDITION 152 / 10 / 59 Mostly sec.
2021-05-01 /cyb/ + /sec/ Cybersecurity General IOT HAS NO ASLR EDITION 217 / 14 / 61 Mostly sec, some discussion on purge.
2021-04-29 /cyb/ + /sec/ Cybersecurity General 300 CONFIRMED KILLS EDITION 84 / 14 / 32 Mostly sec
2021-04-25 /cyb/ + /sec/ 189 / 11 / 81 Very short OP text.
2021-04-22 /cyb/ + /sec/ 112 / 12 / 58 Very short OP text. Second thread on same day
2021-04-22 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyber security general FIRMWARE IS YOUR FRIEND EDITION 24 / 02 / 11 Tmpout zine mentioned.
2021-04-20 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyber security general 95 / 16 / 42 Mostly /sec/ with comments like "just let this general die"
2021-04-19 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyber security general SIGNAL GIVES YOU A PRESENT EDITION 110 / 11 / 45 Mostly /sec/ with comments like "/cyb/ is dying, let's not be delusional about that, this gay board is killing it". Some had gone to Telegram but that too is now disbanded.
2021-04-17 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyber security general BIDEN SANCTIONS EDITION 83 / 06 / 39 Posters are concerned, "I think it'd be worthwhile if the /cyb/ community here would openly have a discussion about why these generals are dying. We've always gone in and out of activity, but never this inactive, and never for this long."
2021-04-16 /cyb/ + /sec/ is officially dead 02 / 01 / 02 Minimal OP text. Thread ended quickly, proving OP.
2021-04-15 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyber security general SECRET DELEET EDITION 82 / 11 / 37 Mostly /sec/
2021-04-12 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyber security general CATASTROPHIC LEAKS EDITION 144 / 17 / 69 Mostly about jobs and certs.
2021-04-11 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyber security general 83 / 13 / 33 Comment: "This board/thread is dead. The real cybersec discussions happen on another board named after a little girl. Just let /cyb/ die"
2021-04-10 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyber security general JOHN AND PAUL EDITION 17 / 01 / 06 Comment: "This board/thread is dead. The real cybersec discussions happen on another board named after a little girl. Just let /cyb/ die"
2021-04-08 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyber security general 109 / 18 / 44 Mostly about /sec/ jobs
2021-04-06 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyber security general SOLARIGATE EDITION 29 / 03 / 19 Mostly about /sec/ jobs: "might as well call this thread /cert/+/jobadvice/"
2021-04-05 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyber security general 63 / 10 / 31 Some /cyb/ discussions
2021-04-02 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyber security general I CHOOSE DAVE AITEL Edition 137 / 18 / 38 Mostly about /sec/ jobs
2021-03-31 /cyb/ + /sec/: Cyber security general - Aramaki edition 166 / 29 / 66 Mostly about /sec/. Symb0l is back, the FTP server will not be back.
2021-03-28 /cyb/ + /sec/ general: Cybersecurity and related autismo - Tachikoma edition 176 / 25 / 62 Mostly about /sec/ and related jobs. Complain that "the same cyberpunk retards kept derailing" these threads.
2021-03-24 /cyb/ + /sec/ general: Cybersecurity & Cyberpunk - Batou edition 319 / 52 / 96 Two anons reporting they were banned on fabricated grounds [1] [2]
2021-03-23 /cyb/ + /sec/ general: Cybersecurity & Cyberpunk-poorly formatted edition 19 / 04 / 12 Anon asks "why is this general so dead" - the answer is in next thread.
2021-03-22 /cyb/ + /sec/ - CYBERPUNK/CYBERSECURITY GENERAL 17 / 03 / 12 Brief
2021-03-22 /cyb/ + /sec/ - CYBERPUNK/CYBERSECURITY GENERAL 16 / 05 / 11 Brief
2021-03-21 /cyb/ + /sec/ - CYBERPUNK/CYBERSECURITY GENERAL 122 / 16 / 39 Some crypto discussions for once.
2021-03-15 /cyb/ + /sec/ - CYBERPUNK/CYBERSECURITY GENERAL 318 / 22 / 120 Once instance of "=== /sec/ news" and "=== /cyb/ news", two posts deleted
2021-03-15 /cyb/ + /sec/ - CYBERPUNK/CYBERSECURITY GENERAL 07 / 01 / 06 One harmless post deleted
2021-03-10 /cyb/ + /sec/ - CYBERPUNK/CYBERSECURITY GENERAL 254 / 26 / 94 First of a series with the same title. Mostly certs and jobs
2021-03-10 /cyb/ + /sec/ - Blue team edition 07 / 04 / 05 Started too early, while another was still running
2021-03-09 /cyb/ + /sec/ keep it alive 65 / 04 / 33 Mostly about jobs
2021-03-06 /cyb/ + /sec/ - I'm going to rant in the OP 214 / 28 / 72 Mostly about jobs and certs, one post deleted
2021-02-27 /cyb/ + /sec/ General Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity 191 / 37 / 51 Mostly about jobs and certs, one post deleted
2021-02-26 /cyb/ + /sec/ + /hmg/ : i love you; neither do i 95 / 06 / 27 Mostly about jobs and certs
2021-02-24 /cyb/ + /sec/ General Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity 280 / 23 / 64 Once instance of "=== /sec/ news" and "=== /cyb/ news"
2021-02-18 /cyb/ + /sec/ General Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity 313 / 38 / 110 Mostly jobs and certs. Two instances of "=== /sec/ news"
2021-02-16 /cyb/ + /sec/ General 59 / 10 / 22 Second thread same day. A note that a /sec/ only thread quickly died.
2021-02-16 Cybersecurity and cyberpunk General /cyb/ /sec/ 15 / 05 / 10 Short
2021-02-12 /cyb/ + /sec/ Cyberpunk & Cybersecurity General 19 / 02 / 11 One instance of "=== /sec/ news"
2021-02-07 /cyb/ + /sec/ Cyberpunk & Cybersecurity General 278 / 54 / 117 Two instances of "=== /sec/ news" and one of "=== /cyb/ news". A fair bit of cyberpunk/tech discussions.
2021-02-07 /cyb/ + /sec/ Cyberpunk & Cybersecurity General 278 / 54 / 117 Two instances of "=== /sec/ news" and one of "=== /cyb/ news". A fair bit of cyberpunk/tech discussions.
2021-02-04 /cyb/ + /sec/ Cyberpunk & Cybersecurity General 273 / 43 / 98 A lot of cert posting.
2021-02-01 /cyb/ + /sec/ Cyberpunk & Cybersecurity General 145 / 18 / 70 Two instances of "=== /sec/ news"

Regulars

  • the /sec/ FAQ editor
  • the /cyb/ FAQ editor, plus /sec/ contents contributors to the Wiki
  • the /sec/ News anons
  • the /cyb/ News anons
  • the Knowledge Management System (KMS) anon
  • the Compiler anon, planned to compile all info from the threads. The News anons used the format "=== /sec/ News" as breadcrumbs for retrieval by Compiler anon
  • Wiki anon, aka Symb0l
  • the anons putting up the various Mega archives, the archives are all gone now
  • the Corona virus tracking anon, someone trying to model the spread the same way as malware spreads
  • the Banesuit anon, planning to make a banesuit inspired by Eudeamon
  • the /ham/ FAQ editor started out in this general and was at least once a regular

Summary

The incident happened before the summer. People have strong opinions that there was a purge vs. it never even existed. Whatever happened, the general went from 300+ posts in a few days to expiring after less than 100 posts. Regulars and archives disappeared around the same time.