The TrueCrypt devs have suddenly ceased development after many years and declared their product unfit for security use. The original page has been set to redirect to SourceForge, containing data migration instructions. They've released a new binary offering non-create access to TC volumes.
This doesn't smell like a prank or a "hack" to me. This does smell possibly like a warrant canary (http://goo.gl/73i6Zf
), which would be the best possible case. Either way, it's sad -- this was possibly the only accepted, reasonably FOSS-like whole drive/virtual drive/deniable encryption tool we had.
Hopefully the community can come together and fill this new void with a freer and better tool. And I hope that the TrueCrypt devs are safe if they've been compromised, and if this is a canary, I thank them for their service.
H/t various hacker friends and others.