Transcript of Nmap usage scene in The Bourne Ultimatum
This is a transcript of the Nmap usage scene in The Bourne Ultimatum. Thanks to Roger Chui for being the first to spot the Nmap scene and sending this description as well as screenshots. For the screenshots and more info, see the Nmap in the News page
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 02:42:18 -0500
From: Roger Chui
Subject: RE: Nmap in Bourne Ultimatum
No other scenes clearly show Nmap in use, but here's a wider shot that shows
the screen that has Nmap and UMIT running on it.
What's going on is that details about the secret program the CIA team is
part of, codenamed Blackbriar, have apparently been leaked to a British
reporter named Simon Ross, who works for a newspaper called The Guardian.
Simon Ross was sniped by an Blackbriar operative after meeting with Jason
Bourne at Waterloo station in London, England. They got video of Bourne
assisting Ross through London's extensive CCTV system, so they are trying to
see if Bourne is the source of the leak.
In this scene, they've used Nmap and UMIT to scan interesting ports of the
Guardian's mailserver, and probably have used some sort of exploit in
Postfix to dump emails from the reporter's account.
Pam Landy is a CIA head who believes Bourne is not the source - after all
she knows Bourne from the previous movie, and Noah Vosen is a Deputy
Director at the CIA who is heading the Blackbriar project.
Here's the transcript for that scene...
Sir, I think we have something. We
just hacked Ross's email account at
the Guardian, and found roundtrip
tickets to Turin, Italy.
(0:33:15 - Camera close up on screen showing a dumped e-mail from the
reporter's email account.)
Yesterday, 0800 arrival, 1205 departure.
Well I think we can be pretty certain
that Bourne is not your source then.
Ross's call to his editor where he said
he just met the source took place just
after his Turin flight landing. He met
his source in Turin.
What, so ... what, Bourne met Ross in
Turin for breakfast and then at noon
the same day Bourne calls Ross to
demand to meet at Waterloo?
(Sarcastically) Maybe they were even on
the same flight.
I want everything you've got.
Cross check the secure cell phone usage
of everyone with a CI clearance against
all calls going in and out of Turin,
Italy the morning Ross was there.
(0:33:44 - Camera angle shows whole room view. Projector screen at left
shows Nmap, UMIT, and some Bash terminals. Center screen shows Simon Ross's
The guy you're after is a CIA operative
with clearance above top secret, he's
committing treason by talking to Ross.
You really think while doing that he's
gonna use a cell phone that he knows we
CIA TECH 2
Zero results on the cross-check.
So you got any better ideas?
Yeah, look at all the people whose cell
phones were switched off the entire
period Ross was in Turin. If your
people are on their phones as much as
mine the list should be pretty small.