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The Codfather Hints

Below you will find some hints to help if you get into a spot of bother bring the Codafther.

Hover over the boxes below to reveal a hint.

Accessing the email account 

Hint 1:

To get into the email account, have a look through the documents - where would you find personal details?

Hint 2:

What might you use in a job application?

HInt 3:

To get the password, click on ‘Get a hint’ on screen

Hint 4:

Check the social media posts, anything that could relate to the hint on screen?

Hint 5:

_ _ _ _ _ 123!

How did the breach occur?

Hint 1:

 Use the CCTV image to answer the question

Hint 2:

There are six things on the desk that could have potentially led to the breach

Texting Dad

Hint 1:

 Refer to the ‘ASK ZIG’ document

Hint 2:

Use the letters on the phone keypad to get the number you need

Hint 3:

 Text Melissa’s dad with your mobile and have a conversation with him

Texting Dad

Hint 1:

Say ‘Hi’ to your Dad

Hint 2:

When Poppa Bear replies, ask him to remind you, so just say ‘remind me’ as you can’t remember!

Hint 3:

Ask Poppa Bear ‘What details’ he was on about

Hint 4:

Use the code Poppa Bear gives you on the screen when prompted

Bank statement

Hint 1:

Check the document folder for something that shows spending habits

Hint 2:

There are two unusual options that you may notice

Hint 3:

Can you see what dates the unusual transactions occurred?

Phishing email

Hint 1:

Use the email to answer the questions on phishing

Staff rota

Hint 1:

Check the CCTV image to see what time the breach occurred and the date

Hint 2:

Check the rota to see who was working on that time and date

Hint 3:

There should be five people working at that time and date

Out of office

Hint 1:

Email Melissa’s work address

Hint 2:

The email address is located on the CV

Hint 3:

The out-of-office will give Melissa’s instagram details

Hint 4:

If you don’t receive an out-of-office email, check the social media posts in the document folder

Questions about Melissa

Hint 1:

Use Melissa’s social media account to answer the questions

IP address

Hint 1:

Play the cryptogram on the red sheet of paper

Hint 2:

Answer the questions and that will give you the corresponding numbers

Hint 3:

Use those corresponding numbers to fill in the gaps at the top of the sheet to find out the IP address. For example, the letter above number 26 under the first question on what to install to protect your device will be the same as number 26 in the final answer at the top of the page.

Cyber Defence League website

Hint 1:

Use the IP lookup tool and enter the entire IP number

Hint 2:

Capital A equals lowercase f - Use the wheel to break the code

Hint 3:

Lowercase x equals capital what?

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