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Hack in the Box and Facebook to host hacking competition in Singapore

Adrian M. Reodique | Aug. 12, 2016
The teams will be tasked to solve various computer security related challenges drawn from real world scenarios.

Hack in the Box (HITB) will host a two-day jeopardy style Capture the Flag (CTF) competition on its second annual HITB GSEC (Global Security) event in Singapore with Facebook's security team.

The competition will take place on 25 August 2016 at Intercontinental Hotel, and will run for 18 hours. In a press release, HITB said 20 teams of hackers worldwide — including those from South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, India and Ukraine — will participate in the competition.

The teams will be tasked to solve various computer security related challenges drawn from real world scenarios and cover wide range of topics including cryptography, reverse engineering, forensic analysis, and binary exploitation. The top three teams will win US$2,500, US$1,500 and US$500, respectively.

"Having filled all 22 team slots in less than 48 hours after opening registration, we're looking forward to seeing these players battle it out," said Hanafie Nuruddin, Hack In The Box's Malaysian based CTF Team Lead. 

"In fact, the team from Ukraine is ranked number 1 globally on CTFtime.org, and some of the other teams signed up are in the top 50 global ranks as well. It's definitely going to be an interesting competition to say the least," he added.    

 

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