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[Cryptography] What happened to the E4M/TrueCrypt author



In the late 1990s there was a Windows disk encryption program called
Encryption for the Masses or E4M, which later became TrueCrypt.  The author of
E4M, Paul LeRoux, later moved on to other endeavours:

  Along the way he had, among other endeavors, simultaneously fed the American
  opioid epidemic; built his own base operations in Somalia, protected by an
  armed militia; run gold and timber extraction operations in a half-dozen
  African countries; laundered millions of dollars through Hong Kong; plotted
  a coup in the Seychelles (later abandoned); bought off law enforcement in
  the Philippines, where he was based; trafficked methamphetamine out of North
  Korea; and overseen a team of engineers building missile guidance systems
  for Iran and drones for drug delivery.

  (From https://www.wired.com/story/was-bitcoin-created-by-this-international-drug-dealer-maybe)

Ignoring the Bitcoin angle, it's hard to imagine it's the same person:

https://www.amazon.com/Mastermind-hunt-Worlds-prolific-criminal-ebook/dp/B07JVBNCS7

Peter.


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