Greetings Agents,

A field agent discovered the site, hackingress.com, and notified me immediately. The site has a JavaScript countdown timer which is counting down to January 14th at 1600 hours. Here is all of the information we were able to discover regarding this site. The domain routes to IP address 173.230.131.219 which turns up at Linode's data center in Absecon, NJ. The whois information has told us that it was registered today for 1 year @ GoDaddy and is hosted with Linode.com. Review the full record below.

There is also message embedded within an attached CSS file as a comment. The css file is coming.css:

/*
I have bypassed the Niantic Mainframe and have begun a subnet 
for much improved OPS. As I am ambivalent toward any faction, 
these tools will help all agents in reverse-engineering these
shaper technologies. The NIA will invariably try to shut this
down, but I have established numerous exit and entrance nodes
within a private TOR in the background. NGOs will not shut me
down. Stand by for further instructions and more information.
*/

If anyone has any further information regarding this site, please contact me immediately.

Godspeed,
-lunger

Domain Name: HACKINGRESS.COM
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS1.LINODE.COM
Name Server: NS2.LINODE.COM
Name Server: NS3.LINODE.COM
Name Server: NS4.LINODE.COM
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientRenewProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 02-jan-2013
Creation Date: 02-jan-2013
Expiration Date: 02-jan-2014

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   Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
   Domain Name: HACKINGRESS.COM
      Created on: 02-Jan-13
      Expires on: 02-Jan-14
      Last Updated on: 02-Jan-13

   Registrant:
   Domains By Proxy, LLC
   DomainsByProxy.com
   14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
   Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
   United States

   Administrative Contact:
      Private, Registration  @domainsbyproxy.com
      Domains By Proxy, LLC
      DomainsByProxy.com
      14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
      Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
      United States
      (480) 624-2599      Fax -- (480) 624-2598

   Technical Contact:
      Private, Registration  @domainsbyproxy.com
      Domains By Proxy, LLC
      DomainsByProxy.com
      14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
      Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
      United States
      (480) 624-2599      Fax -- (480) 624-2598

   Domain servers in listed order:
      NS1.LINODE.COM
      NS2.LINODE.COM
      NS3.LINODE.COM
      NS4.LINODE.COM

Comments

It looks like there's also a comment in the HTML that references Revelations 22:12 as well:

"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."

The site is ran by a player named Varian. I don't want to give away too many details in comments, but I guarantee the site is his. Feel free to contact me if you want more information. I assume you can view my email address somehow?

Looks like there is a problem with the JavaScript of this site trying to accommodate the counter for the timezone variation, because 4 pm on the 14th is only valid for GMT. First of all it does not work for half hour time zones like for example in India and secondly the time zone variation is subtracted when it needs to be added.

The message for today (04/01), it's a qrcode that points to: http://hackingress.com/3va77xq4ili1/

This is what the terminal respond :

Niantic Mainframe Terminal v0.1.4
*** Unauthorized Access is Prohibited ***
> ls
this is not UNIX. Please refer to the Niantic Systems Operator handbook for help.
> help
Please refer to the Niantic Systems Operator handbook.
> niantic
Yes?
> hello
ENTRY LOGGED -- get back to work.
> hack portal
try PORTAL instead
> portal
argument not specified. Try: 'portal [PORTAL NAME]'
> portal jakarta
Portal not found. Portal database is still being indexed.
Estimated completion: 2013.01.14
>

portal database indexing?... hm..

eosmate

Hi First of all, thanks for a great website with lots of useful info on the game. Regarding hackingress - here is what I found and this can be truth. Probably, hackingress is some kind of a more user friendly Intel map. Here are the screenshots - HackIngress – New Ingress Intel Map?

By the way, time has been shifted to 10 days now. https://twitter.com/extendiality . Also, big note that not affiliate neither with Google nor with Ingress.. Weird.

> !help
I need your help hacking the mainframe...there are several codes and riddles that have me stumped, but I know you're capable.
The system is behaving strangely and I fear I can no longer control it. I supsect shaper involvement.

From what I can tell, the hack is divided into five paths...it requires teamwork and I am but one man. Help me, and each path will unlock an invite code.

You can begin by typing !START
>

Resistance - Tallahassee, FL

The site now allows the input of an email address in order to sign up for something. Still unknown as to what.

I entered a bogus email, and got nothing in return. I anything shows up, I will let you know!

Let the Enlightned Resist!