Sherlocks serve as defensive investigatory scenarios designed to provide hands-on practice in replicating real-life cases. Players engage in a captivating narrative of a fictional scenario, tackling various obstacles to sharpen their defensive abilities. Sherlocks are intricately woven into a dynamic simulated corporate setting, elevating the overall learning journey.
From your Dedicated lab space, you can find the Sherlocks added by your admin.
They will be marked with the blue Defensive icon.
A Sherlock can fit into one of these categories:
And with the difficulty of Easy, Medium, Hard, and Insane.
From the Dedicated Lab page, you can also keep track of how many questions you have solved for each Sherlock.
Upon clicking the VIEW button, you will be directed to the Sherlock page, where you will encounter three panels:
Play Sherlock: This is the main page that allows you to actively engage with the challenge and submit your answers.
About: In this panel, you will find a concise description of the challenge and the intriguing story that accompanies it. Gain insights into the background and context surrounding the Sherlock.
Activity: Within this panel, you can track the activity of your fellow teammates on the particular Sherlock challenge and stay updated on their progress
Presented with artifacts and supporting material, you are tasked to answer the series of questions based on your investigation.
After downloading the resources and examining them, you can start submitting answers.
The ZIP password for the resources is
Certain instances of Sherlocks are deployable machines. You must establish a connection by utilizing either the VPN file or Pwnbox. Afterward, SSH into the machine using the provided credentials to discover the artifacts necessary for the investigation within the system.
Once all answers are correctly submitted, you complete the Sherlock and get the designated points.
Each Sherlock will offer points on completion similar to how Machines offer points on completion :
Easy: 20 points
Medium: 30 points
Hard: 40 points
Insane: 50 points
There are multiple playing modes for Sherlocks :
Linear: Answering an investigatory question successfully unlocks the next.
Free-flow: All investigatory questions are available to answer in any order you like.
You can also check the skill progression for the Sherlocks separately from your Dedicated Lab dashboard:
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