As we have began the process of staging our audit, we have set up PGP encrypted communications between OSTIF, QuarksLab, and the lead developer of the VeraCrypt project. In these communications we have discussed vulnerability information, processes and procedures for reporting findings, and exchanged confidential information about the audit.
We have now had a total of four email messages disappear without a trace, stemming from multiple independent senders. Not only have the emails not arrived, but there is no trace of the emails in our “sent” folders. In the case of OSTIF, this is the Google Apps business version of Gmail where these sent emails have disappeared.
This suggests that outside actors are attempting to listen in on and/or interfere with the audit process.
We are setting up alternate means of encrypted communications in order to move forward with the audit project.
If nation-states are interested in what we are doing we must be doing something right. Right?