MVP Challenge: Level I

Can you conquer our ethical hacking challenge series? For every level you complete, your name lands a sick spot in our very own Hall of MVPs! These challenges are deployed in the real-world for an immersed experience and realistic learning; and are not virtual “boxes”. Hence, our challenges are quite unique in the way they are designed.

These challenges begin at the easiest Level I, and gradually upgrade in terms of complexity with every next level to pique your curiosity and harden your abilities. Note that you can only complete these levels in the correct, intended order.

The Mission

The Computer Noob has found out through a reliable source that a disgruntled ex-employee had recently gone rogue and disclosed a secret code that is highly classified organization information. This secret code’s whereabouts are currently unknown. Now, that’s where you come in. You, as a potential Level I MVP initiate, have to find out about this classified code and ethically report it to us before it falls into the wrong hands!

Can you do it?

What You Acquire

1. Super cool acknowledgment letter (really)

Neither do we shy out on details and elegance, nor do we underappreciate curious individuals. We have quite the cool, kick-butt acknowledgements with fine details that are different for each level, contain potential Easter eggs, etc. that make your acknowledgement stand out.

2. Your name in our Hall of MVPs

Another unique feature! We upgrade your name within our Hall of MVPs upon you completing the next challenge. We have quite the rad titles to these levels too.

3. Hands-on XP with practical ethical hacking concepts

Whether the reason is muscle memory, or a better overall comprehension of theoretical concepts — practical knowledge simply trumps theory. Technical, theoretical knowledge is cool, but practical knowledge solidifies it.

4. Bragging rights

If the previous two points were not enough, here’s the ultimate cherry! Go on, brag right on about you conquering our challenge(s) when you rightfully deserve to do so!

Level Specifics

Time Constraint

None — this challenge will run indefinitely.

You may now begin the challenge!

Hint(s)

A penetration tester is only as good as their reconnaissance! However, if you are stuck stuck, there are hints hidden below:

Get directory-busting!

Since this is the very first level, here’s a hint to another approach:

?s earch query?