O-tay. So I'm looking my zillionth decryption possibility at: www.shyfile.net...
and I says to myself, "gees, self, that code there
looks awfully familiar and, btw, get me a drink as long as you're up". Well, it looked just like Cromline's cryptic first message on his ats
message page, so I plugged this: (((((576C6D0072C91544F6044F4D26D92F0ACDEF0E8F556568837B0C9CFE7A5FB627C99AA57C3ADEE9566852A9E7C5ABDB1265A63D467
into the online decoder and used the default example "no more large industrial espionage" for a key after unsuccessfully trying things like "5"
"This text was encoded by an outdated version of ShyFile. You can decode this encoded data using the ShyFile software itself. Please inform the
sender of your message to update the ShyFile software at our 'free download' site!" and the bottom of the browser reported 66% decoded.
Hey, Cromeline! Get with the program!
Whelp, I ain't downloading any weird software for this hunt, folks. Have at it if you think this is worth persuing. Maybe it's just another screwy
coinciidence due to my using their default text. Maybe I just need to get a life.