WEEK 12: APRIL 9, 2007
Pay Close Attention
The biggest Heroes 360 event so far kicks off with a new blog post from Hana
"Pay close attention. This is important. It may be the most important thing we ever do.
The Petrelli election is being rigged. Linderman owns the company that designed the new voting system purchased by the New York State Voting Authority. Linderman's top software engineers have created a "logic bomb" to tamper with the results, but I think one of them may have turned and hidden the log-in information on the web.
I was able to link to the backend of the voting system's remote interface. Below are the locks. We need to find the keys. But this is beyond hacking into a firewall - the codes are buried deep.
I'm investigating further and will be in touch tomorrow with information that should help us get inside and put a stop to Linderman's plans.
On the blog, three empty boxes appear that required secret codes for Hana to open a firewall into Linderman's new voting system so she and Heroes 360 players can stop the rigged election.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
A new blog post from Hana reveals links to "The Lonestar Files" and clues needed to crack the three codes required to access Linderman's voting system:
"I risked everything to smuggle the Lonestar files out of the Pentagon. I posted them below because I think they may contain hidden information that leads to one of the codes to get inside the voting system.
Please don't spread these files widely - it could be dangerous.
And if you didn't receive an instruction from me, hang tight. I'm working on something that could blow this thing wide open. The rest of you will hear from me shortly."
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Another clue is added to the mystery when Hana posts:
"I'm pretty sure that this our man: http://brianundaunted.imeem.com
From what I can gather, he's Linderman's top engineer and the brains behind the new voting system. I think he may have buried information on his profile that can lead to one or more of the codes I need to access the backend of the voting tool so we can stop them from rigging the election.
I know that some of you haven't heard from me yet, but you will. Keep an eye out for me. I'm everywhere. HG"
By Wednesday afternoon, Heroes 360 players cracked the three codes to access Linderman's new voting system.
The codes were: CLSx172, Lac Long Quan, and 2007:0db8:85a3:08d3:1319:8a3e:0270:7234.
Friday, April 13, 2007
A morning post from Hana starts tying everything together by explaining participants' role in stopping the rigged election:
"On Monday, the City of New York will begin a five-day test on their new computerized voting machines — one borough per day.
At the same time, Linderman's top computer programmers will be conducting a test of their own. They will be testing a program designed to rig the election without alerting the New York Voting Authority.
And that's where you come in. I need everyone here, each day, to reverse the manipulated votes in order to expose the flaws in their system and shut them down.
Tell everyone you know to help. You don't need to be technically gifted. I will open a portal and provide the tools needed to achieve our goals. Anyone can help make a difference for the future, from the very youngest among you to the very oldest.
So sleep well this weekend. Next week is going to be busy.
• Read this week's graphic novel here.