Friday, November 23, 2007

Tagruato Web Site "Hacked"

It appears someone has hijacked the Tagruato site. The site is now simply an image of CEO Ganu Yoshida with devil horns and some random sea creatures. Also of note is the destroyed city in the background. The site's new title is "TAGRUATO IS DESTROYING OUR OCEANS."

The image also can be seen at A quick search for other images using that same filing system brought back no results.

While this appears to be a hack of the Web site, this is most likely a part of the viral marketing scheme. This could be very much like the hack on the Hanso Foundation by Rachel Blake in the LOST ARG. Could this be the work of Teddy and "The Cause"?

UPDATE: Dennis appears to have found some clues within the picture itself. The wave and sea animals all have roman numerals hidden on them.

I. Tanner Crab
II. Irukandji Jellyfish
III. Dumbo Octopus
IV. Ogrefish
V. Ocean Waves, similar to Hokusai's "Great Wave Off Kanagawa"

Interestingly enough, if you use the first letters of the message, "Tagruato Is Destroying Our Oceans," and use letters from the animals, Tanner Crab, Irukandji Jellyfish, Dumbo Octopus, Ogrefish, Ocean Waves, they match up. So, what is TIDOO ? I guess we'll find out soon enough.

Dennis also has created a mirror of the old Tagruato site, in case any sleuths out there can find other clues hidden in the lost Web pages. Visit it here: