Richard Bejtlich thinks so. Bejtlich’s theory sounds plausible: I also thought it was odd that I’d never heard of the group until today. Further, although the group is supposed to include lots of “big names,” the only person on the list who I had heard of was Mark Rasch, a consultant and former DOJ lawyer (sometimes incorrectly called the former chief of the DOJ computer crime unit — I believe Mark left DOJ before the unit was formed). And even Rasch has allegedly been involved with the group for only a short time. I suspect we’ll know more soon. Stay tuned.
Thanks to commenter Steve P. for the link.