Dharma Initiative Recruiting Project clues/August 6

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Characters:   Dan Bronson · Daniel Faraday · Hans Van Eeghen · Lara · RuckusGuy
Websites: Octagon Global Recruiting · Dharma Wants You · Dharma Special Access

On this day

  • A Hans Van Eeghen email was discovered online (presumably two days early), with information about the secruity breach at Comic Con.

Hans Van Eeghen email

On August 6, a link to the new Hans Van Eeghen email newsletter scheduled to go out on Friday, August 8 was discovered:


As many of you may be aware there have been a number of security breaches in recent days related to the nature of the Dharma Initiative's latest research.

This included the unauthorized release of sensitive video documentation during a sponsored panel discussion with the makers of the TV show "LOST" at Comic-Con 2008 in San Diego. Consequently, the person responsible for this breach, a promising recruit by the name of Dan Bronson, has been expelled from the volunteer program and had his Dharma membership permanently revoked. Furthermore, the Dharma Initiative has withdrawn their sponsorship from "LOST".

The Dharma Initiative must stress that the video material leaked at Comic-Con 2008 was viewed entirely out of context. Furthermore, the way in which the material was presented utterly distorted its significance and credibility as scientific data.

The Dharma Initiative is extremely disappointed with this outcome and has ordered a security audit of all departments. As part of this audit the DharmaWantsYou recruiting website will undergo a security upgrade in the next few days.

Upon completion of this upgrade a date will be announced for the official commencement of Volunteer Assessments.

All recruits are reminded that the unauthorized release of confidential information pertaining to the details of your activities within the Dharma Initiative will result in instant dismissal from the volunteer program.

Hans Van Eeghen
Head of Recruiting
The Dharma Initiative.

In the source code were the same two comments as the previous message. The first is "banks claw" (which is an anagram of "black swan", possibly a reference to a book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb). Meanwhile, the second is the text:


Taking the words for their meaning, so naturally "DOUBLEYOU" makes W, a full web URL to YouTube can be made. This is in fact the bluetooth Comic-Con video, and the uploader is RuckusGuy:

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