Cryptome Shutdown by Verio/NTT


Cryptome, the controversial government information and free speech website run by John Young, is being shutdown by Verio/NTT without justification or prior notice of violations. Their account will be terminated on May 4th and therefore they need to find a new host soon. The storage and traffic resources required for Cryptome are beyond what Laughing Squid could host (our focus is hosting for small websites), but if you know of a host or someone who might be able to help out, have them contact John Young directly at cryptome[at]

Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance — open, secret and classified documents — but not limited to those.

Thanks to Dave Pifke for the tip!

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.