Cyber Clues

The ultimate cyber security detective game.

Welcome to your business.

We’re glad you’re here. You’ve obviously heard about the malware attack that’s compromising your systems.

Well it’s time to fix it. Have you got your accusation?

If you’ve not recently checked all the evidence then take a look at the evidence file below for the eliminated people, rooms and malware types. This is updated weekly as more clues are revealed.

Ready to submit your accusation? Look no further - you'll be entered into our prize draw!

About the game

Cyber Clues puts you in the middle of the chaos caused by a malware attack. You need to determine the type of malware, where it originated and who owned the device it was on.

 HOW TO PLAY
Answer 3 main question:
  1. What has infected the systems?
  2. Where did it originally hit the company?
  3. Who did it hit first?

WHAT TYPE OF MALWARE ARE YOU DEALING WITH?
  1. Ransomware – ransomware blocks or leaks access to data or your network unless a ransom is paid. It’s the most common form of attack and can affect any size or organisation.
  2. Rootkit – Rootkit is a set of software tools that enable an unauthorised user to gain control of a computer system without being detected.
  3. Virus – a virus is a piece of code which is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect such as corrupting the system or destroying data.
  4. DDoS – a distributed denial of service attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming and flooding it with traffic from multiple sources.
  5. Security bug – a security bug introduces security vulnerabilities by compromising one or more of: authentication of users and other entities.
  6. Spyware – spyware is a software which enables a user to obtain covert information about another’s computer activities by transmitting data covertly from their hard drive.
  7. Worm – worms are a parasite. A malicious software program whose primary function is to infect other computers while remaining active on infected systems.

 

OKAY, NOW WHERE COULD IT HAVE HAPPENED? 

 

The office isn’t huge – 8 main departments but there’s also the coffee shop across the road that’s a firm favourite with many of your colleagues. So again, you narrow it down;

  1. The boardroom
  2. Sales
  3. Marketing hub
  4. IT department
  5. The kitchen
  6. Reception
  7. Chill out zone
  8. Accounts department
  9. Coffee shop

 

 And finally you need to know who’s device it entered on – it needs to be quarantined and scanned! 
WHO DID IT HIT FIRST?
  • Fabio
  • Bimela
  • Tara
  • Pascal
  • Wilma
  • Cameron

Each week we'll randomly reveal a clue that is not the answer to the above. Whether that's a person, room or piece of malware - you'll have to find out! 

Submit your accusations at the bottom of the page in order to be in with a chance to win the prize. The first correct answer will win! 

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Evidence File

Keep your eyes pealed for emerging evidence that will be revealed weekly. 

6 pieces of evidence clear: 

  • Forgetful Fabio
  • The IT Department
  • A virus
  • Whimsical Wilma
  • The Chill Out Zone
  • A Security Bug 
  • The Kitchen

The Prize

If you’re the first person with the correct answer, you’ll win a mystery trip as a thank you for your detective work. We’ll announce the winner on the 10th December 2018.

Submit Accusation

Make your accusation

Or, you can email us with your accusations - just make sure to include your phone number so we can get in touch!

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