I've been given a homework task to crack a particularly difficult password on a Unix system.
I have found users and hashes in the etc/shadow file and cracked all but this one:
I've been told that this should be able to be cracked using Hashcat, and I should only need to use the rockyou wordlist.
I have tried the rockyou wordlist (which worked for the other hashes), other dictionaries, masks adding various characters and numbers either side and toggle attacks.
I've been advised that I shouldn't need to brute force this password.
Does anyone have any advice on what may help to crack this? I'm new to using Hashcat and cracking in general, so any advice will be welcomed and probably educational for me.