Sam receives a phone message from Sean Dowling which informs him that due to his dismissal, his loyalty flyer points with Oceanic Airlines have been revoked.
Yeah Sam, it's Sean Dowling here, Oceanic Air Employee Relations. I've got a bit of bad news, um as a result of your dismissal, your loyalty flyer points with Oceanic have been revoked in line with company policy. I'll confirm this in a letter, but I wanted to let you know straight away just in case you thought you could still use them. Give us a call if you've got any questions.
The message itself contains Morse Code, which corresponds to a hidden message of "OPENSTEGO", in reference to an open source steganography software.
Sam visits a website called AnswerMyQuestions.org in order to search for the term "Maxwell". It yields several results, one of which linking to a page on James Clerk Maxwell, naming him a "pioneer of electromagnetism".
Sam sent e-mail to Tracey inquiring about the strange electrical disturbance that occurred on the bridge of the Christiane I. Tracey replies that the disturbance was most likely caused by lightning, a temporary failure inside the electrical system, or a strong wave of electromagnetic energy. Tracey directs his attention to a website known as BaliHolidayFun.com and suggests that he take a holiday as soon as he can.
Wanted to get your opinion on something. I saw a strange thing tonight when I visited the Bridge - all the instrument panels were flickering and it looked like it was in meltdown. Every instrument seemed to be malfunctioning. Then all of a sudden it just stopped and everything went back to normal.
These sorts of things are not uncommon. It was probably just caused by lightning or a temporary failure inside the electrical system. Sometimes electromagnetic energy can also cause it but that's unusual - it has to be a very strong wave.
You sure you're ok? It sounds like you need a holiday. Make sure you take some time off as soon as you can. I used these guys when I went to Denpasar last year - they're tops!
Tracey's email leads the user to BaliHolidayFun.com. The page itself contains no links or navigation, however, there is an e-mail address at the bottom of the page: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sending an e-mail to this address, will reply with an e-mail containing scrambled characters, and hidden within is a link to a picture of a Stegosaurus. The subject of the e-mail is "Amuses Mr Ole", an anagram for Samuel Morse. Opening the photo in the OPENSTEGO program, prompts a pop-up requesting a password.