I Smell Packets

“The Spy Hunter 2” Packet Challenge
July 13, 2011, 1:01 pm
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+++++ Investigators’ briefing – Operation NEPTUNE +++++

In the wake of the Donald Burgess affair, Yellow Sun Heavy Industries finds itself in an uncomfortable situation. The top secret plans for Project ThatsNoMoon are in the hands of an unknown Adversary, and the traitorous Burgess has disappeared. Only by taking positive action of its own can Yellow Sun hope to salvage the situation…

So begins the next chapter of Alec R Waters’ Spy Hunter saga.

The remainder of mission brief and the pcap can be downloaded from Google docs at the following URL:


The filenames are:

Operation NEPTUNE.pdf


Send your answers to chris (dot) christianson (at) gmail (dot) com.


Disclaimer: All characters in this challenge are fictitious. Any resemblance to real or virtual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

At no point in this challenge should you attack any system. All tasks can be accomplished by performing simple analysis.

There is malware embedded.


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There’s no OperationNEPTUNE.pcap in the shared folder. Is that correct ? Is that part of the challenge ?

Comment by fernando

All Ok.

Comment by fernando

Good. Let me know what you come up with.

Comment by cchristianson

There is a virus inside the one of the .pdfs one you unpack the raw data….JS:Pdfka-gen…shame on you.

Comment by SecGuy

You need to read the challenge.

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