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@RealTryHackMe #AdventOfCyber Series: Challenge 2 – Santa’s Naughty & Nice Log #TisTheSeasonForHacking

Another day, another challenge…

In this post, we’re starting a new series, the Advent of Cyber, hosted by TryHackMe. This is the fourth year of the Advent of Cyber, where a challenge is released every day leading to Christmas. There will be 25 challenges; we’re McSkidy, an elf trying to save Christmas.

In our second challenge, we’re presented with a scenario where a web server,, has been hijacked by the Bandit Yeti APT group. Our task is to analyze the log files from the web server and track down the Bandit Yeti APT group.

The topics explored in this challenge are different ways to parse log files, such as Windows Event Viewer, and common system log files in Linux, such as the /var/log directory. And common commands such as grep are used to search for text in a file.

Can McSkidy parse the web server log files and track down the Bandit Yeti APT group? Find out below!

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