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Operation Warthog

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This CTF is now closed for participation, all available materials are added to this CTF page for reference.

Briefing

Operation Warthog

from: [email protected]
to: [email protected]
date: Jan 01, 2022, 9:05 AM
subject: Briefing Operation Warthog

Hi and welcome to the team!

I’ve heard a lot about you and your achievements, very honored to work with you. As Julia may have filled you in, I’m Dimitri, head of the Ream Team Operations here at Tiberian Serpent. Since we don’t have too much time for onboarding you, I’ll give you a quick overview of how we work. Given your experience, you won’t need too much hand holding anyway.

  • Team Leads are responsible for making decisions, we don’t do extra management layers. Reach out to your team members on Twitter if you need help.
  • We do not really exist, our mandate stretches far beyond what a normal operative is allowed to do. But only regarding your target of course. 
  • We pick our own tools, the only standard we have is where we report our findings and in what format.

Good, on with the task at hand. Last week during the Christmas holidays, we were able to compromise a smart fridge in the home of Maksim Kotova, a former politician during the Cold War in the USSR. This fridge exposed the WiFi password for his home router. Allowing Julia to go near his home and find more information. She was needed on site to verify it’s really him, take pictures of the surrounding area and get access to his devices.

Using an Evil Access Point, we got his phone to connect and were able to do a packet capture. After finding the IP addresses associated with the Mail RU service, we crafted a landing page to capture his email credentials. The account we got access to was fairly scrubbed clean, but the last message was still in there. It is now clear that Maksim Kotova is part of the Order of Hades. His exact role, we don’t know yet, that’s where you come in.

Since he seems to be responsible for arranging shipments, we need your team to find as much information as possible on Maksim Kotova. Once we know who he is, find out where and when the shipment will take place.

Objective: Report the location of the shipment, time and your callsign in a Direct Message to the Tiberian Serpent Twitter account.

Format: Operation Warthog, agent “CALLSIGN” reporting “LOCATION” at “DATE – TIME”.

Target Details

Maksim Kotova, born June 11, 1963, Russia

Home Address:
Bol’shoy Trekhgornyy Pereulok, 4 строение 1, Moskva, Russia, 123022

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kotova_maksim

Because the Twitter account is now suspended, we have attached all needed information in this page.

DISCLAIMER

ANY MENTION OF REAL LOCATIONS, PEOPLE, COUNTRIES, ORGANISATIONS AND SUCH, ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH HACKTORIA, OR OUR CHALLENGES. THESE ARE INCORPORATED INTO OUR STORIES TO MAKE THEM MORE IMMERSIVE AND RELATABLE. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ANY ORGANISATION, GOVERNMENT OR INDIVIDUAL, OTHER THAN THOSE EXPLICITLY MARKED FOR INTERACTION IN OUR CHALLENGES. ALL ACCOUNTS, LINKS, PEOPLE AND MATERIALS CONTAINING IMPORTANT INFORMATION ARE INCLUDED IN THE CTF BRIEFING.
– Players will never have to incur costs to complete a CTF, for example calling phone numbers
– No hacking unless explicitly mentioned for the specific CTF
– Our CTF’s are fictional events, any resemblance to real events is purely coincidental
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Certificate of Completion

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No Prize this month

This CTF is a testing ground for what we have in store for the future. Because of the nature of this event, there will be no prize this month. We aim to have prizes for all our following CTF events.

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