After seeing the last Mr. Robot easter egg from season 2 episode 1 I have been on the lookout for IP's and domains to try and go after. At the end of season 2 episode 4 (init_1.asec) Elliot logs into an IRC server and the IP address is clearly visible as 220.127.116.11.
I decided to scan that host with nmap and got the following results:
→ sudo nmap -sS -Pn -sV -n 18.104.22.168
Starting Nmap 7.12 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2016-07-28 08:46 EDT
Nmap scan report for 22.214.171.124
Host is up (0.023s latency).
Not shown: 996 filtered ports
PORT STATE SERVICE VERSION
21/tcp open ftp?
80/tcp open http-proxy F5 BIG-IP load balancer http proxy
554/tcp open rtsp?
7070/tcp open realserver?
Service Info: Device: load balancer
HTTP up, cool. I went to the site and it was a fake IRC server with the hostname irc.colo-solutions.net:
After it logged me in as D0loresH4ze I was dropped in a channel called #th3g3ntl3man with the all too familiar samsepi0l (for the uninformed, Sam Sepiol was the alias Elliot used in season one to gain access to Steel Mountain, a secure datacenter).
After poking around and trying to get samsepi0l to say something besides "i don't have time for this right now." I played the roll of Darlene and entered what she said in the show:
Here is the respone I got:
they have changed their standard issue. we have a way in.
What does that even mean? At the end of the episode this line of dialogue was not shown. Only wait for my instructions was. The scene after shows a news article from Business Insider titled FBI gives up Blackberry for Android. I assume that is their "standard issue" and he is going to hack into them via their smartphones. That's a bold move, we'll see how it plays out next week.