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[Analysis] Could that email or IM be a trailhead, or SPAM?
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TemperaMentale
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Garrett Asolie added me too! I'm excited!

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f4hd
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OK so I received thi email a while a go no title or any thing just this code


CjQxNjc4NTM1NDA1MTE1NjY5NTcyMQo=


The email is. jereherzigpofSPLATyahoo.com

Ive tried everything up to my knowledge to decrypt it but i couldn't

Please help

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:27 am
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catherwood
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f4hd wrote:
OK so I received thi email a while a go - no title or any thing just this code

CjQxNjc4NTM1NDA1MTE1NjY5NTcyMQo=

The email is. jereherzigpof...

Offhand, this does not look like a trailhead. If it does develop into something PLEASE start a new thread with this info.

As for the code, use https://paulschou.com/tools/xlate/ and put it into the "Base 64" box. Any string ending with the equal sign is very likely to be a simple conversion.

btw, i put 'jereherzigpof' into google and got three hits, all from Reddit, and one from back in April, so go see what they did with it. (They called it spam, too.)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:33 pm
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The base64 decodes to a large random-looking number (416785354051156695721), so I suspect this is just spam with some unique random text in the message body to try to avoid tripping filters.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:36 pm
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Koriyan
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MTktMjYtNS0yMi0gLTItMTItNi0gLTgtMjItMjItMTMtIC0xNC0yLSAtMjQtMjYtNy0/

That string was sent to me in reddit. Going to the sender's profile showed a single message titled 'Please Y/N, help mE' . It was sent to people from /s/ARG, so I assume it's legit. Problem is, I'm rubbish at cryptography.

EDIT: Looking at it, it actually looks like the end of a URL, doesn't it?

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Koriyan wrote:
MTktMjYtNS0yMi0gLTItMTItNi0gLTgtMjItMjItMTMtIC0xNC0yLSAtMjQtMjYtNy0/


I was able to partially decode this but it gave me another cipher. Is there anything else you can tell me about the person who sent this? Username maybe? It might help decode this next layer.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:22 pm
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Koriyan
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The sender was /u/KP-1 on reddit. Someone on reddit had to run it through 3 layers of different ciphers. It says: Have you seen my cat?

Upon answering "N - can I help?" I received this:

8-5-'-19- -1- -19-13-1-18-20- -3-1-20-,- -8-5- -7-1-22-5- -13-5- -6-15-21-18- -3-12-21-5-19- -20-15- -18-5-1-3-8- -8-9-13-,- -9- -8-1-22-5- -20-8-5- -12-15-3-1-20-9-15-14- -15-6- -20-8-5- -6-15-21-18- -3-12-21-5-19-,- -2-21-20- -9-'-13- -14-15-20- -1-2-12-5- -20-15- -18-5-1-3-8- -20-8-5-13- -6-18-15-13- -20-8-9-19-.-.-.- -9- -14-5-5-4- -25-15-21-18- -8-5-12-16-,- -20-8-5- -6-9-18-19-20- -3-12-21-5- -8-5- -7-1-22-5- -13-5- -9-19- 707269766174652F6A777431736B7265696B756D7963626C696A6F706E77

The first bit LOOKS like number to letter, although I haven't tested since I'm at a carnival just now. And the last bit, I just don't know.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:37 pm
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hunteress1114
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Koriyan wrote:
The sender was /u/KP-1 on reddit. Someone on reddit had to run it through 3 layers of different ciphers. It says: Have you seen my cat?

Upon answering "N - can I help?" I received this:

8-5-'-19- -1- -19-13-1-18-20- -3-1-20-,- -8-5- -7-1-22-5- -13-5- -6-15-21-18- -3-12-21-5-19- -20-15- -18-5-1-3-8- -8-9-13-,- -9- -8-1-22-5- -20-8-5- -12-15-3-1-20-9-15-14- -15-6- -20-8-5- -6-15-21-18- -3-12-21-5-19-,- -2-21-20- -9-'-13- -14-15-20- -1-2-12-5- -20-15- -18-5-1-3-8- -20-8-5-13- -6-18-15-13- -20-8-9-19-.-.-.- -9- -14-5-5-4- -25-15-21-18- -8-5-12-16-,- -20-8-5- -6-9-18-19-20- -3-12-21-5- -8-5- -7-1-22-5- -13-5- -9-19- 707269766174652F6A777431736B7265696B756D7963626C696A6F706E77

The first bit LOOKS like number to letter, although I haven't tested since I'm at a carnival just now. And the last bit, I just don't know.


The first part decodes into, "HE'-S -A -SMART -CAT,- -HE -GAVE -ME -FOUR -CLUES -TO -REACH -HIM,- -I -HAVE -THE -LOCATION -OF -THE -FOUR -CLUES,- -BUT -I'-M -NOT -ABLE -TO -REACH -THEM -FROM -THIS.-.-.- -I -NEED -YOUR -HELP,- -THE -FIRST -CLUE -HE -GAVE -ME -IS 707269766174652F6A777431736B7265696B756D7963626C696A6F706E77" Haven't attempted that second bit yet.

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reesylou
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hunteress1114 wrote:
Koriyan wrote:
The sender was /u/KP-1 on reddit. Someone on reddit had to run it through 3 layers of different ciphers. It says: Have you seen my cat?

Upon answering "N - can I help?" I received this:

8-5-'-19- -1- -19-13-1-18-20- -3-1-20-,- -8-5- -7-1-22-5- -13-5- -6-15-21-18- -3-12-21-5-19- -20-15- -18-5-1-3-8- -8-9-13-,- -9- -8-1-22-5- -20-8-5- -12-15-3-1-20-9-15-14- -15-6- -20-8-5- -6-15-21-18- -3-12-21-5-19-,- -2-21-20- -9-'-13- -14-15-20- -1-2-12-5- -20-15- -18-5-1-3-8- -20-8-5-13- -6-18-15-13- -20-8-9-19-.-.-.- -9- -14-5-5-4- -25-15-21-18- -8-5-12-16-,- -20-8-5- -6-9-18-19-20- -3-12-21-5- -8-5- -7-1-22-5- -13-5- -9-19- 707269766174652F6A777431736B7265696B756D7963626C696A6F706E77

The first bit LOOKS like number to letter, although I haven't tested since I'm at a carnival just now. And the last bit, I just don't know.


The first part decodes into, "HE'-S -A -SMART -CAT,- -HE -GAVE -ME -FOUR -CLUES -TO -REACH -HIM,- -I -HAVE -THE -LOCATION -OF -THE -FOUR -CLUES,- -BUT -I'-M -NOT -ABLE -TO -REACH -THEM -FROM -THIS.-.-.- -I -NEED -YOUR -HELP,- -THE -FIRST -CLUE -HE -GAVE -ME -IS 707269766174652F6A777431736B7265696B756D7963626C696A6F706E77" Haven't attempted that second bit yet.

The second bit is Hex : private/jwt1skreikumycblijopnw

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LatentMoths
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reesylou wrote:
hunteress1114 wrote:
Koriyan wrote:
The sender was /u/KP-1 on reddit. Someone on reddit had to run it through 3 layers of different ciphers. It says: Have you seen my cat?

Upon answering "N - can I help?" I received this:

8-5-'-19- -1- -19-13-1-18-20- -3-1-20-,- -8-5- -7-1-22-5- -13-5- -6-15-21-18- -3-12-21-5-19- -20-15- -18-5-1-3-8- -8-9-13-,- -9- -8-1-22-5- -20-8-5- -12-15-3-1-20-9-15-14- -15-6- -20-8-5- -6-15-21-18- -3-12-21-5-19-,- -2-21-20- -9-'-13- -14-15-20- -1-2-12-5- -20-15- -18-5-1-3-8- -20-8-5-13- -6-18-15-13- -20-8-9-19-.-.-.- -9- -14-5-5-4- -25-15-21-18- -8-5-12-16-,- -20-8-5- -6-9-18-19-20- -3-12-21-5- -8-5- -7-1-22-5- -13-5- -9-19- 707269766174652F6A777431736B7265696B756D7963626C696A6F706E77

The first bit LOOKS like number to letter, although I haven't tested since I'm at a carnival just now. And the last bit, I just don't know.


The first part decodes into, "HE'-S -A -SMART -CAT,- -HE -GAVE -ME -FOUR -CLUES -TO -REACH -HIM,- -I -HAVE -THE -LOCATION -OF -THE -FOUR -CLUES,- -BUT -I'-M -NOT -ABLE -TO -REACH -THEM -FROM -THIS.-.-.- -I -NEED -YOUR -HELP,- -THE -FIRST -CLUE -HE -GAVE -ME -IS 707269766174652F6A777431736B7265696B756D7963626C696A6F706E77" Haven't attempted that second bit yet.

The second bit is Hex : private/jwt1skreikumycblijopnw


This made it through a couple of rounds before fizzling out. Here's the link

https://www.reddit.com/r/ARG/comments/4pt028/please_yn_help_me/
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Caprice
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So I got this in eight texts:

Quote:
The Swedish Medical Drug Cartel
This is a message from The Swedish Medical Drug Cartel That Plans On Taking Over The Third Reich With A Time Machine They Bought On Ebay Inc. Pay close attention.
????
Fwd:
Three weeks ago, a band of masked gunmen, all wielding c02-powered bb guns, attacked and captured a caravan (a wagon) and stole thousands of pennies worth of Medical drugs. The gunmen then disappeared from the area and where [sic] inactive until yesterday, when they raided out supply housing, (my garage), and got away with only one item, my lunch box. Though only a theory, the above statement suggests that we are dealing with highly trained individuals, or just a raccoon. In the case of the caravan, I believe it to be a coordinated effort between individuals, and not of raccoons. In the case of the lunch box, however, I believe it to be merely a raccoon, so forget it. The list of stolen medical supplies will be sent to you now:
As evidenced by the lack of entries on the list, you can see that we can only guess as to what was taken, as the list was taken with the caravan, and the copy at the base has mysteriously disappeared. We have no idea who these people are, what they are capable of, or why they felt the need to steal my ham, pickles, and string cheese lunch. These people could be incredibly dangerous, so do not, I repeat, do not attempt to engage them on your own, or with anyone else without authorization from us. Be prepared to receive more information tomorrow, whenever I am next available. Until then, you may converse amongst yourselves and come up with your own conclusions. This is Laughingstoc, over and out.


Edit, 9/5: Got nine more texts:

Quote:
I would like to introduce you to a brand new technology: Wet Rag Tech! Wet Rag Tech lets you get a rag wet, and wash things with it! Do you have the annoying problem of spilling drinks on the floof? Wet Rag Technology allows you to clean up that mess! Wet Rag Technology will be coming to a store near you!
This information was brought to you by Laughingstoc(TM), an agent from the Swedish Drug Cartel That Plans On Taking Over The Third Reich With A Time Machine They Bought On Ebay Inc. Have a nice day.
Incoming transmission:
Hello? Hello? Is this thing working? Yes? Good. I knew that. Okay, so down to business, we recovered my lunch box, (a patrolling guard saw a glint in a bush) and found it empty, save a few crumbs. Also, there was what seemed to be the torn corner of a piece of paper stuck in the bottom of the container. Anyway, the plan today is to send a caravan into town today, (hopeful without a raid) with more precautions taken, and acquire some more medical supplies to compensate for the less of the previous caravan. This time, we will place a homing device on the wagon, and better arm the men assigned the task. While at the market, the men bought, bartered and, well, "acquired" everything on the list. They also "acquired" several bumps and bruises from a lady armed with an umbrella who thought they were robbers with their sidearms. She was only half wrong. However, the men have been severely reprimanded and have earned adequate punishment, mostly from the lady, not us. Also, the caravan went rather peaceefully, and nothing seems to be out of order. Seems almost too good to be true, doesn't it? Well, this is Laughingstoc, over and out!


9/6: Another single text:
Quote:
Incoming Transmission:

... bailed on us and took the shipm.. Wait, what? You started hearing in the middle of a sentence? Oh, okay, but I don't have a lot of time, so I'll make it short and simple. Those guys we sent to get supplies yesterday, remember them? Yeah, the ones that got beat up by a "lady." They just bailed on us and took the shipment of meds, and also the master list of all of our supplies! I think that what actually happened was this: On the way back to base from the market, our men were attacked and two saboteurs took their place and got a little banged up in the scuffle. We must find the souce of these raiders, and then... then... Then figure out what to do from there! We have already lost an estimated $6,789.56 from these attacks. We must retrieve those medications! People will suffer and die without their medications! Who would do such things? I am now out of time, as it is my turn to take the guard watch. This is Laughingstoc, over and out.


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Nevermind. Turned out to be dumb.
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CrashRocks1419
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Really odd email from someone I don't know
2confuse4me

Hey all!

2:57 AM, I got an email from Arous Justin. This is what it says:

NICE TO MEET YOU
Nice to meet you, my name is Arous Omar Justin, I'm 24 years old, from South Sudan, north-eastern Africa,I studied chemistry at the University of Juba,this letter may be strange to you, please bear with me, I'm writing to you about something very, very important and urgent,hoping to receive a honest response from you:

I am a victim of the war in South Sudan,have lost my parents and other family members,during the war,my late father Mr Omar Justin was an oil dealer and a successful businessman,he was killed by the rebels at the beginning of the war in 2013 December,we lost everything we have including properties and documents,as the war started in my country,South Sudan,I was lucky to avoid death in Southern Sudan and ran to Leitchor refugee camp (Gambella) in Ethiopia,until I left Gambella and move to Fode Bayo,rural community in Senegal,where I have lived since 3 months now,I was able to secure the certificate of deposit belonging to my late father,which includes the sum of $ 5.6 million dollars, the money was deposited by my late father when he was alive, identifying me as the next of kin,I am the only child of my parents,and my mom died when I was 18 years.
I want to leave here and move to a peaceful country,where I can settle down and invest my late father's wealth.
Please if you are so kind and faithful as to assist me, I shall send you all vital information's for your confirmation regarding the financial house where the fund is kept.I will make you the beneficiary of the money in my late father's account,the bank would transfer the $5.6 million to your bank account.

currently I live in the Anglican Church,I do not have a computer,and a personal phone at the moment,the Reverend Father of the church is the one who helps me with my daily need,and to provide me with his computer,which I can use now to write to you, Please be honest when you write to me,I am giving you this offers as mentioned with every confidence and trust on your acceptance to assist me as your own sister or friend to manage the money on my behalf until such a time when I am able to stand and regain my freedom on my own feet again, God Bless You as you consider my plead with tears and sorrow as i explain my self in a humble manner thank you,

in case you want to speak with me,you can call me via the telephone number of the Reverend Father, when you call,tell him that you want to talk to Arous Omar Justin,who is in the house of the orphanage,here is his phone number (+221 782925835) his name is Rev Mark Soune. I will be happy to hear from you soon,

enclosed are my photo,send your photos when you reply,
Arous Omar Justin.
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It came with a picture of this person, which is attached below, along with the email.

I'm not sure if this is an ARG or not, but I hope it is. I'll be back here soon, gonna get breakfast. See ya.
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Zobot257
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This has all the hallmarks of a common email scam, and very little of the indicators of an ARG. Pass.

Let me know if anything seems to come of it, but for now, eh. Sounds like a scam.

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Weird email

So I got this e-mail today and I don't know if it is something of interested or not.

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I got an urgent proposal for you, E-mail me for details via:: shen.tq70SPLATgmail.com​

Best Regards
Mrs. Shen.


It was sent by: pv.corindagracevilleSPLATbne.catholic.net.au

Thank you in advance

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