hwk Ninja 1 year ago

Few weeks ago A. Smirnov, alias Senchi (Map Designer of DayZ) tweeted a mysterious message: https://twitter.com/_SenChi__/status/703304020857909248

Algorithm: blowfish
Key: dayz
cbc
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/S6IUVxQpzY=

Blowsifh is a well-known encryption system which can be reversed with a key. Using on the online tool at https://www.tools4noobs.com/online_tools/decrypt/ we can get the original message:

“5Н117”

Sneaky part: The result doesn’t print the latin character “H”, it’s the russian character translated to “N” in english.

Search it on Google, you stumble upon dozen of results pointing on the same thing: The 5N117-radar P-70 “Lena-M”, an abandoned zone located in Leningrad Oblast, Russia.

First results land on an urban explorer fansite: http://urban3p.ru/object10725/

The abandoned architecture doesn’t looks like an actual “radar structure”, but an aerial view show that the main part is missing: http://www.panoramio.com/m/photo/120187714

The other result show a wikimap, with a more detailed building: http://wikimapia.org/33114339/ru/Заброшенная-позиция-радиолокационной-станции-5Н117-РЛС-П-70-Лена-М

Is it a reference to the new “Altar” radio station recently teased by B. Hicks? Mystery remains…

Full imgur album: http://imgur.com/a/PDd4M


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