The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol I, No. 5 – by Ares Kiden

Subspace Transceiver Repaired
Pilots finally rallied to repair  the subspace transceiver in The Narrow Canal, and Solrain pilots are once again happily receiving KTRI broadcasts.  There is still no word on how the transceiver was damaged in the first place.

Octs Debate DSS History
The Octavius Emperors from Ares Prime and Martius seem to be having a dispute about the historical fragment recently found on a DSS.  What is being lost in the whole “whose sword is bigger” debate is the fact that this thing might be one of the oldest pieces of history we have found to-date and may even hint at our roots. Continue reading

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Pilots Rally to Repair Transceiver

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  Pilots rallied yesterday to repair the damaged Subspace Transceiver in The Subspace Tansceiver - Narrow CanalNarrow Canal, to try and restore KTRI broadcasts to Solrain pilots.  According to our reports, most of the work was done by four pilots:  hifly, JokeR_GdI, Nafcon and Valmagier.  All four have received the Keval’s Thanks award for their efforts.

Now that the transceiver is fully repaired, TRI Corporation is working on reactivating it to restore broadcasts.  It is still unknown what originally caused the damage to the transceiver.

KTRI Problems Traced to Narrow Canal

UUNN Newswire

********** BREAKING NEWS **********

(Solrain Core) TRI-GATE engineers have determined that the problem interfering with proper KTRI ticker updates is the Subspace Transceiver in The Narrow Canal.  Apparently the transceiver is damaged, but has not been broadcasting the damage codes that are supposed to alert KTRI that there is a problem.

More details will be made available as they are available.

KTRI-Hacked Message Deciphered

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) The final piece of cipher was decoded by experts contracted by UUNN. The message had been partially decoded through two layers of encoding by TRI Corporation experts. The final layer (siahwtsrouktaeto24442) had remained undeciphered until yesterday. It seemingly translates as “to take what is ours” — though it could be “what is ours to take.” The final encoding layer in the end was simply a kind of word-scramble.

Combining the three sets of coded messages hacked-onto KTRI results in the sentence “We are coming to take what is ours and create order.”

A later message added “We are relentless.”

TRI Admits to Withholding Uzelin Information

by Thane Carios

(Solrain Core) TRI Corporation today released a statement admitting that it had withheld information about Tache Uzelin’s disappearance as well as about recent computer system security breaches. The release came directly from Garth Taren, the CEO of TRI Corp:

It is with great dismay and embarrassment that I have to announce that TRI Corporation has withheld certain facts about the disappearance of Tache Uzelin, as well as about the recent security breaches in our systems, and about findings relating to the coded messages that were broadcast through KTRI.

So in the spirit of turning over a new leaf – a transparent leaf – I am publicly providing the following summary data publicly and will provide more detailed data to each of the factional governments.

Following the seizure of Tache Uzelin’s abandoned ship and a review of the ships’s log, it was very clear that Uzelin’s disappearance was not accidental – it was what he intended. It was apparent that Uzelin was not in a completely stable mental state. And it seemed evident that he had developed an unusual affinity with The Conflux.

With regard to the intrusions into our computer systems, it was evident early-on that the Mission Computer problems and the KTRI intrusions were both related. We also knew early-on – as reported by UUNN about a week ago – that the security breach was very similar to one that occurred ten years ago that, at the time, resulted in the release of a captive Conflux Sentient.

With regard to the coded message that was locked into a loop on KTRI, we had decoded the cipher within 48 hours of the broadcast, but did not release the finding that the translation was “we are coming.”

With regard to the message broadcast three days ago, we have partially decoded the message through two layers of code — Base32 and Ascii85 — but have not, as yet, deciphered the next layer, which is: siahwtsrouktaeto24442

We are working diligently to review the policy and procedures that resulted in this egregious lack of judgment and will be making changes to ensure that it does not happen again.

When TRI Corporation was contacted as asked about direct connections between Uzelin, system hacks and Conflux Sentient attacks, TRI refused to speculate, saying that they were focusing on making sure all of the facts were disseminated.

STCC Speaker Demeter Garreth has called for a meeting of experts on Solrain Wake station this week to discuss possible changes in the nature and level of the current Conflux threat. The exact date and time will not be released for security reasons.

{EDITOR’S NOTE: Since this story was filed, Conflux have breached the KTRI system yet again with a new message: 141 156 144 040 143 162 145 141 164 145 040 157 162 144 145 162

They have also begun infesting gates around Pulsar sector.}

KTRI Hacked Again; New Code Broadcasted

UUNN Newswire

The KTRI automated broadcast system was hacked once again at around 22:00 UTClast night (114.7.11).  TRI Corp. engineers and programmers worked around the clock to remove the message, finally succeeding at about 13:00 UTC this morning.

“This is not just about removing a message,” said one of the exhausted engineers.  “It’s more like defusing a bomb.  If we do this the wrong way, the whole system could go down, not just KTRI.”

The coded message broadcast this time was: IYUG6JTSI5BEA3SIIRTG62J3IA5GCUBBGEWEYZ2FGETA

TRI Security officials say they already have it partially decoded based on knowledge gained from the decoding the last message.