COLD WAR ENEMIES - WRITEUP



CHALLENGE DESCRIPTION:

Greetings Special Agent K. Perhaps you remember our old friend Maksim Kotova? After his capture in Panama he was more than willing to cooporate for reduced sentences.

Following up on the leads he’s given us until this point has resulted in the arrest of several high ranking officials and members of various underground organizations. One of his more promising leads, is a military parts smuggling operation organized by one of Maksim’s former Cold War friends, Vasili Semenov.

Semenov is quietly making a fortune selling Russian military spare parts for scraps to the highest bidder. A lot of these parts aren’t even spares in the literal sense of the word. These parts are all brought together through various air bases around Russia and the world, then routed to a central air base. Where they’re exchanged for cash.

Given the current sticky situation around Russian activity. Not to mention the limited jurisdiction of our client. You are tasked with finding the air base where these sales take place.

The old man wasn’t very much into modern technology, so all we have for you is a sattilite image of the air base. Other items found, are sent to a forensics lab by our client.

Finding the Air Base will lead you to the password for unlocking your link-file.

Password format sample, no caps:

country-governate-district-airbasename-air-base

Solve:

Dùng Yandex để research bức ảnh cho kết quả là: "Russia's Air Base In Syria".

Đem đi search với Google một lần nữa thì ta có tên cụ thể: "Khmeimim Air Base"

Vậy thì cơ bản là ta đã có 3 chi tiết cho password để giải nén file đề bài cho, còn 1 chi tiết cuối cùng là District. Mình đã search google "Hmeimim district" và đã có được kết quả:
Ghép các chi tiết đã tìm được theo Format của đề:
                                        country-governate-district-airbasename-air-base
nhưng ở phần "airbasename" thì nơi này có 2 tên gọi thì ta phải chọn cái tên "Hmeimim" thì mới là đáp án chính xác :>
=> Hãy thay các kí tự "x" để có thể giải nén file: syrix-latakix-jablex-hmeimix-aix-basx
Cuối cùng ta sẽ có được 1 đường link dẫn tới Contract card: