Issue 9 - 2004-06-15
June 15, 2004
The Information Security Writers (ISW)
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Special Update: Hackers of the Lost Ark
"Counter Hack" author Ed Skoudis presents HACKERS OF THE LOST ARK, another of his popular Crack-the-Hacker challenges.
Going along with Ed's usual flair of adventurous back-story – this one no doubt inspired by the 1981 blockbuster "Raiders of the Lost Ark" - we learn that just after archeologist Indiana Jones had retrieved the all powerful Ark of the Covenant from the Nazis, it was secretly stored away in a giant warehouse by the United States Government, never to be found again...
That is until of course, a group of evil Neo-Nazis hacks into the Government's prototype server holding sensitive information of the Ark's exact location...and suddenly a whole new adventure begins and your forensics skills are beckoned!
Ed himself is offering prizes to the top three sleuths.
The challenge runs until July 2nd and is available here: