Crowdstrike Adversary Quest – Much Sad

Crowdstrike Adversary Quest – Much Sad

Prompt

We have received some information that CATAPULT SPIDER has encrypted a client’s cat pictures and successfully extorted them for a ransom of 1337 Dogecoin. The client has provided the ransom note, is there any way for you to gather more information about the adversary’s online presence?

NOTE: Flags will be easily identifiable by following the format CS{some_secret_flag_text}. They must be submitted in full, including the CS{ and } parts.

Files: muchsad.txt

Solution

First task: understand the file we are provided:

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                                                                              |
|                        ,oc,                                                  |
|   BAD CAT.            ,OOxoo,                                  .cl::         |
|                       ,OOxood,                               .lxxdod,        |
|       VERY CRYPTO!    :OOxoooo.                             'ddddoc:c.       |
|                       :kkxooool.                          .cdddddc:::o.      |
|                       :kkdoooool;'                      ;dxdddoooc:::l;      |
|                       dkdooodddddddl:;,''...         .,odcldoc:::::ccc;      |
|                      .kxdxkkkkkxxdddddddxxdddddoolccldol:lol:::::::colc      |
|                     'dkkkkkkkkkddddoddddxkkkkkxdddooolc:coo::;'',::llld      |
|                 .:dkkkkOOOOOkkxddoooodddxkxkkkxddddoc:::oddl:,.';:looo:      |
|             ':okkkkkkkOO0000Okdooodddddxxxxdxxxxdddddoc:loc;...,codool       |
|           'dkOOOOOOkkkO00000Oxdooddxxkkkkkkxxdddxxxdxxxooc,..';:oddlo.       |
|          ,kOOO0OOkOOOOOO00OOxdooddxOOOOOkkkxxdddxxxxkxxkxolc;cloolclod.      |
|         .kOOOO0Okd:;,cokOOkxdddddxOO0OOOOOkxddddddxkxkkkkkxxdoooollloxk'     |
|         l00KKKK0xl,,.',xkkkkkxxxxkOOOkkOkkkkkxddddddxkkkkkkkkxoool::ldkO'    |
|        '00KXXKK0oo''..ckkkkkkkOkkkkkkxl;'.':oddddddxkkkkkkkkkkkdol::codkO.   |
|        xKKXXK00Oxl;:lxkkkkkkOOkkddoc,'lx:'   ;lddxkkkkkkkxkkkkkxdolclodkO.   |
|       ;KKXXXK0kOOOOOkkkkOOOOOOkkdoc'.'o,.  ..,oxkkkOOOkkkkkkkkkkddoooodxk    |
|       kKXKKKKKOOO00OOO00000OOOkkxddo:;;;'';:okOO0O0000OOOOOOOOOkkxddddddx    |
|      .KKKKKKKKOkxxdxkkkOOO000OkkkxkkkkkxxkkkkkOO0KKKKK0OOOO000OOOkkdddddk.   |
|      xKKKKKKc,''''''';lx00K000OOkkkOOOkkkkkkkkO0KKKKKK0OO0000O000Okkxdkkx    |
|     'KK0KKXx. ..    ...'xKKKK00OOOOO000000000OO0KKKKKKKKKKKKK0OOOOOkxdkko    |
|     xKKKKKXx,...      .,dKXKK00000000KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK000OOOOOOkxddxd.    |
|    ,KKKKKXKd'.....  ..,ck00OOOOOOkO0KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK0OOOOkkkkkkkxdddo.     |
|    .KKKKK0xc;,......',cok0O0OOOkkkk0KKKK00000KKK000OOOkkkkkkkkkkkxdddd.      |
|    .KKKKK0dc;,,'''''',:oodxkkkkkkkkkOOOOkOOOOkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkOOkkxdddd,       |
|     0KKKKK0x;'.   ...';lodxxkkkkkkddkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkOOOOOkkOkkkxddc        |
|     xKKKKKK0l;'........';cdolc:;;;:lkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkOO000OOOOOOkxddd.        |
|     :KKKKK00Oxo:,'',''''...,,,;;:ldxkkkkkkkkkkkkkOkkOOOOOOOOkkkxddd'         |
|      oKKKKK0OOkxlloloooolloooodddxkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkOOkkkxddd.          |
|       :KKK00OO0OOkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkO0Okkkkkkkkxddd:            |
|        o0KK00000000OOkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkO0000Okkkkkkxdo;.             |
|         'd00000000OOOOOOkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkOkOO00Okkkkkkkkkkko,                |
|           .oO00000OOOOOkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkOOOOkOOkkkkkkkkko'                  |
|             .;xO0OOOOOOkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkOkkkkkkkkd:.                     |
|                .lxOOOOkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkxxxkkkkkd:'                         |
|                   .;okkkkkkkkxxkkdxxddxdxdolc;'..                            |
|                       ...',;::::::;;,'...                                    |
|                                                                              |
|                            MUCH SAD?                                         |
|                      1337 DOGE = 1337 DOGE                                   |
|                DKaHBkfEJKef6r3L1SmouZZcxgkDPPgAoE                            |
|              SUCH EMAIL shibegoodboi@protonmail.com                          |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

The description mentions that dogecoin is involved, and the hash DKaHBkfEJKef6r3L1SmouZZcxgkDPPgAoE is likely related to that. Therefore, our first order of business is to check that lead out. Not being an expert, that dead-ends here. Next, let’s look into that email.

After some searching, I did a namechk search for shibegoodboi, which indicated that the twitter account @shibegoodboi is in use. Looking towards that account, we see a new blockchain address or hash of some sort (D7sUiD5j5SzeSdsAe2DQYWQgkyMUfNpV2v) and a github account for “shibefan” (https://github.com/shibefan). That account has the saying “1 DOGE = 1 DOGE” and “shibegoodboi” so we are on the right track, and gives us another blockchain hash of some sort: D6hRwJbGPxmXGWYfZ7t6S8MRkB7XrBJsLL.

The first project listed on that github account is a website, which contains an index.html file that contains our flag:

CS{shibe_good_boi_doge_to_the_moon}

~ Lyell

 

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