|Can you solve the case?|
What is Operation Tinker Bell about? You will learn to work with the TSEC/KL-7, a 1960's state-of-the-art crypto machine, and decrypt operational one-time pad messages, used for one-way voice links, commonly known as numbers stations. Once you're briefed, you start in the CIA communications center and its crypto room, the inner sanctum where the most sensitive information arrives.
|Robert Novak needs your support!|
British intelligence helps to arrange clandestine meetings, you receive SIGINT support from the U.S. Army Security Agency and some of the USMLM operations flirt with the rules of engagement. The Cold War at its best. It's all there, authentic details and as real as it gets!
Operation Tinker Bell starts in 1964, at the height of the Cold War. CIA case officer Robert Novak investigates the sudden disappearance of a CIA operative in Moscow. Operation Tinker Bell, the hunt for a KGB colonel starts and Novak travels across the Soviet Union.
|Ausweis bitte! Keep calm when East German border guards check your forged papers!|
For obvious security reasons, all communications between Langley, the CIA stations abroad and their agents behind the Iron Curtain are encrypted. It's your task as COMSEC officer to decrypt all that message traffic. This sounds harder than it actually is. All required crypto tools, keys and clear instructions are provided and used exactly as in real life. Make sure to carefully read the briefing!
Below the first names engraved in the Wall of Honor. Get to work, assist your CIA colleagues that operate across the Eastern Bloc and get your name on that wall. Join Operation Tinker Bell.
Did you completed the operation before the Wall of Honor?