Project Naaczaal Decode

Note to self: If I’m ever running a top secret conspiracy and I want to make sure that outside individuals can’t possibly stumble onto what I’m doing, don’t use a simple substitution that is obscured by the fact that you’re using numbers without spaces.

Luckily for Corruption Theory and anyone else who is trying to find out what Project Naaczaal is, an encrypted note was recovered that has shed a little more light on this mysterious project. Not enough to know what is is or who is running it, but still it’s a start.

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RE: Project Naaczaal

Status briefing, Sept Twenty-Two

We are now concluding feasibility studies and preliminary research for Project Naaczaal. Analysis indicates a high probability of success, and small-scale prototyping has begun. As of now we are several weeks behind schedule, but are working to collect data, resources and technologies that would accelerate the project by thirty percent.

Cost analysis shows that internal resources on hand are still insufficient. All available resources have been reassigned to Naaczaal where possible.

We are continuing with existing funding strategies as per the previous funding methods report and anticipate full funding levels will be reached by 3-10 2011, if not significantly sooner.

All staff, please note that this overview is eyes only and should be deleted after reading.

The method for the solve is behind the cut.

The code itself was just a simple substitution. The biggest problem was that the letters were turned into numbers which were then put together without spaces and without leading zeros, so you had to make some educated guesses as to where the breaks were. It’s easy to pick out the single 9, 8, and 7s. I then paired the leading 1s and 2s up. Any leftover numbers were treated as single digits. After converting those numbers to letters (A=1, B=2, … Z=26) I ran the result through a simple sub cracker and discovered I had about 95% of the text decoded. It was then just a matter of re-parsing some of the number blocks to get the correct decode.

There is one minor bit that I believe stays numbers and does not decode using this method 310 2011 (which I’ve marked with bold italics). It translated into gibberish so I left it as the date of March 10, 2011.

The number parsing:

[9][22]: [11][9][12][17][22][24][7] [13][26][26][24][1][26][26][15]

[8][7][26][7][6][8] [25][9][18][22][21][18][13][20], [8][22][11][7] [7][4][22][13][7][2]-[7][4][12]

[4][22] [26][9][22] [13][12][4] [24][12][13][24][15][6][23][18][13][20] [21][22][26][8][18][25][18][15][18][7][2] [8][7][6][23][18][22][8] [26][13][23] [11][9][22][15][18][14][18][13][26][9][2] [9][22][8][22][26][9][24][19] [21][12][9] [11][9][12][17][22][24][7] [13][26][26][24][1][26][26][15]. [26][13][26][15][2][8][18][8] [18][13][23][18][24][26][7][22][8] [26] [19][18][20][19] [11][9][12][25][26][25][18][15][18][7][2] [12][21] [8][6][24][24][22][8][8], [26][13][23] [8][14][26][15][15]-[8][24][26][15][22] [11][9][12][7][12][7][2][11][18][13][20] [19][26][8] [25][22][20][6][13]. [26][8] [12][21] [13][12][4] [4][22] [26][9][22] [8][22][5][22][9][26][15] [4][22][22][16][8] [25][22][19][18][13][23] [8][24][19][22][23][6][15][22], [25][6][7] [26][9][22] [4][12][9][16][18][13][20] [7][12] [24][12][15][15][22][24][7] [23][26][7][26], [9][22][8][12][6][9][24][22][8] [26][13][23] [7][22][24][19][13][12][15][12][20][18][22][8] [7][19][26][7] [4][12][6][15][23] [26][24][24][22][15][22][9][26][7][22] [7][19][22] [11][9][12][17][22][24][7] [25][2] [7][19][18][9][7][2] [11][22][9][24][22][13][7].

[24][12][8][7] [26][13][26][15][2][8][18][8] [8][19][12][4][8] [7][19][26][7] [18][13][7][22][9][13][26][15] [9][22][8][12][6][9][24][22][8] [12][13] [19][26][13][23] [26][9][22] [8][7][18][15][15] [18][13][8][6][21][21][18][24][18][22][13][7]. [26][15][15] [26][5][26][18][15][26][25][15][22] [9][22][8][12][6][9][24][22][8] [19][26][5][22] [25][22][22][13] [9][22][26][8][8][18][20][13][22][23] [7][12] [13][26][26][24][1][26][26][15] [4][19][22][9][22] [11][12][8][8][18][25][15][22].

[4][22] [26][9][22] [24][12][13][7][18][13][6][18][13][20] [4][18][7][19] [22][3][18][8][7][18][13][20] [21][6][13][23][18][13][20] [8][7][9][26][7][22][20][18][22][8] [26][8] [11][22][9] [7][19][22] [11][9][22][5][18][12][6][8] [21][6][13][23][18][13][20] [14][22][7][19][12][23][8] [9][22][11][12][9][7] [26][13][23] [26][13][7][18][24][18][11][26][7][22] [21][6][15][15] [21][6][13][23][18][13][20] [15][22][5][22][15][8] [4][18][15][15] [25][22] [9][22][26][24][19][22][23] [25][2] [3][10] [20][11], [18][21] [13][12][7] [8][18][20][13][18][21][18][24][26][13][7][15][2] [8][12][12][13][22][9].

[26][15][15] [8][7][26][21][21], [11][15][22][26][8][22] [13][12][7][22] [7][19][26][7] [7][19][18][8] [12][5][22][9][5][18][22][4] [18][8] [22][2][22][8] [12][13][15][2] [26][13][23] [8][19][12][6][15][23] [25][22] [23][22][15][22][7][22][23] [26][21][7][22][9] [9][22][26][23][18][13][20].

Numbers into raw letters:

IV: KILQVXG MZZXAZZO

HGZGFH YIRVURMT, HVKG GDVMGB-GDL

DV ZIV MLD XLMXOFWRMT UVZHRYRORGB HGFWRVH ZMW KIVORNRMZIB IVHVZIXS ULI KILQVXG MZZXAZZO. ZMZOBHRH RMWRXZGVH Z SRTS KILYZYRORGB LU HFXXVHH, ZMW HNZOO-HXZOV KILGLGBKRMT SZH YVTFM. ZH LU MLD DV ZIV HVEVIZO DVVPH YVSRMW HXSVWFOV, YFG ZIV DLIPRMT GL XLOOVXG WZGZ, IVHLFIXVH ZMW GVXSMLOLTRVH GSZG DLFOW ZXXVOVIZGV GSV KILQVXG YB GSRIGB KVIXVMG.

XLHG ZMZOBHRH HSLDH GSZG RMGVIMZO IVHLFIXVH LM SZMW ZIV HGROO RMHFUURXRVMG. ZOO ZEZROZYOV IVHLFIXVH SZEV YVVM IVZHHRTMVW GL MZZXAZZO DSVIV KLHHRYOV.

DV ZIV XLMGRMFRMT DRGS VCRHGRMT UFMWRMT HGIZGVTRVH ZH KVI GSV KIVERLFH UFMWRMT NVGSLWH IVKLIG ZMW ZMGRXRKZGV UFOO UFMWRMT OVEVOH DROO YV IVZXSVW YB CJ TK, RU MLG HRTMRURXZMGOB HLLMVI.

ZOO HGZUU, KOVZHV MLGV GSZG GSRH LEVIERVD RH VBVH LMOB ZMW HSLFOW YV WVOVGVW ZUGVI IVZWRMT.

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4 Responses to “Project Naaczaal Decode”

  1. ganghie

    this is mindblowing, i recently finished decoding the fragment that came up as jibberish, you simply had to re arrange the numbers into words and find the gaps between that. It basically said that 2012 is real, its almost here, and were all fucked so bend over and kiss it goodbye.

  2. guess who

    ganghie is a total dumbass if you actually decoded it you would have known it was simply about some funding crap that the project is going to recieve soon. you are offically a total dumbass

  3. guess who

    it actually says

    re: project naaczaal

    status briefing, sept twenty-two

    we are now concluding feasibility studies and preliminary research for project naaczaal analysis indicates a high probability of success and small-scale prototyping has begun. as of now we are several weeks behing schedule, but are working to collect data resources and technologies that would accelerate the project by thirty percent. cost analysis shows that internal resources on hand are still insufficient. all availbable resources have been reassigned to naaczaal where possible. we are continuing wotj existing funding strategies as per the previous funding methods report and anticipate full funding levels will be reached by 3 10 2011. if not significantly sooner.
    all staff, pleasae note that this overview is eyes only and should be deleted after reading.

    where does it say 2012 is real and almost here and were all fucked so bend over and kiss it goodbye

  4. Dan

    The 310 could be the Julian date also.. In the julian date the 310 is the day of the year… IE 001 is Jan 1st, 31 Dec is 365.