Secret Mission: A Shady Transaction A.018

Discussion in 'Alpha Versions' started by fjölverkrk, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. AgentZeus

    AgentZeus Senior Agent

    ha! i never noticed that! :)

    I ran the names through another tool and there were three that were slightly 'different'. Which also shows via the above 'click' method!
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  2. Wo1fsBan3

    Wo1fsBan3 Senior Agent

    And here I just saw I was looking for a phone and looked for all the ones with voIP
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  3. themadhuman

    themadhuman Division-79

    i think the two are related
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  4. Chaoseed

    Chaoseed Special Agent

    I did it the same way you did...but I'd like to know what those other ones are! I mean...
    Assuming we're talking about the info on the cell phone, I tried every bit of information in every one of those apps, and nothing seemed valid.

    And where do you find this person's age anyway? :confused:
  5. Jimbo9

    Jimbo9 Special Agent

    I simply bruteforced the age...
    regarding those other variables, look in one specific Note on the has a 5-letter agency name mentioned, which will help you make sense of other bits of data in that note (bit of google-fu always helps)
  6. R4Ki

    R4Ki Active Agent

    Now that i'm done with this mission, i would't mind knowing my previous email to liaison forever lost on his way to central command !! :p
  7. deadbeatsaint

    deadbeatsaint Active Agent

    Actually there was another way to find the

    the name Anna Chapmen immediately reminded me of the infamous Russian spy Anna (Vasil'yevna) Chapman or А́нна Васи́льевна Ча́пман. A quick Wikipedia check brings up her age as being "you guessed it" .. 35
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  8. deadbeatsaint

    deadbeatsaint Active Agent

    One thing that really threw me for a loop on this mission was having
    the "final" solution page come up too early. It made it less obvious to try and use it (internally in the StingerOS). Also the bizarre username was not intuitive, that really took some desperation (I don't know how many times I tried different spellings of other usernames haha). Lastly the password had a Character look devastatingly like an Integer and that almost caused me to give up at the very end. Of course it kept bugging me that it seemed so familiar, so when I realized it matched the city destination name, then my lightbulb switched on.
  9. zaelong

    zaelong Moderator

    i agree that the username isnt intuitive, but in retrospect it does make sense
    it is a package tracking website after all
  10. deadbeatsaint

    deadbeatsaint Active Agent

    True, and I do appreciate the challenge. So I'm not opposed to this type of behavior. There was no precedent before (so I think they should establish the possibility of this early on in an easier/training mission to introduce it). Then again, it was supposed to be a particularly challenging mission, so maybe the execution was perfectly fine.
  11. deadbeatsaint

    deadbeatsaint Active Agent

    I do have a question for those that solved it though, did anyone actually figure out the
    final port destination
    without 'brute-forcing' it in PRINCE.config? If you did, please let me know, I'd be curious to see what methodology you used and what
    tracking website
    you may have used to get that information.
  12. KaoSway

    KaoSway Active Agent

    You have all the info in the first note, it's in Ecuador, using tracking website from A018 pdf you can see details about the ports, only one is matching the description.
    I wonder if people who completed the mission at first two days after start could trace the shipment and figure out the ship name and other details, or it wasn't possible because it's fake? I mean bitcoin chain was pretty real :)
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2017
  13. BlueOrbit

    BlueOrbit Moderator

    Having completed it when it was first released, I wasn't able to find any way to track it. Each site I used wanted to find out the company name and/or the number didn't fit the format. I struggled to find any known ships going between the two ports at all tbh.
  14. Tick-Tock

    Tick-Tock New Agent

    Seem to be having trouble of my own on this mission. I was able to get into the phone and understand that I'll need to use SYSTEM.config, but I can't seem to find a way to figure out the target URL but I understand that the target is Anna chapmen.
  15. AgentZeus

    AgentZeus Senior Agent

    Hey @Tick-Tock I just noticed your post. I can give you a few tips if you are still stuck. Just drop me a private message and I will send a few your way!
  16. zaelong

    zaelong Moderator

    something i just noticed today; the "boat"-logo in maltego actually refers to a port, not the boat itself
    meaning that you dont need to actually find out which ship you're supposed to trace, only its end point
  17. Chaoseed

    Chaoseed Special Agent

    Oh, right...I saw that but I had no idea how to pursue that lead. (All I can find is this guy...) Guess I'll keep poking at it!

    Yeah, THAT bit was easy! Just go to the link shown on the final page of the PDF, and click on each one of the options to see their characteristics. You want to find the one that matches all the characteristics listed in the information you have...

    On the phone there's an email which lists certain characteristics—lifts, cranes, USA representative.
  18. dawed1999

    dawed1999 Active Agent

    I can't find the username. would appreciate the nudge...
  19. VisualAbyss

    VisualAbyss New Agent

    can't find the username for the life of me. anyone has any hints?
  20. AgentZeus

    AgentZeus Senior Agent

    Hey @VisualAbyss I will drop you a pm with a hint - it’s a bit too spoilery for here!

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