There were about 25 participants. Some grouped in 2, others went solo. But i have to say that this was a very very very tough CTF unlike the first Cyber Readiness Challenge where we got the first runner up.
This time, the organizers came prepared. There were no wireless network at the location and participants were encouraged to bring their 3/4G dongle. Me on the other hand totally forgot about it and luckily, the organizers brought some spares in case there are those people who forgot (me).
Started with a video showing the story of the situation. Once the clock starts, the challenge begins! Heck, it was one tough ride. Started with a flag that you need to be forensically knowledgable and of course, one must know LINUX!!! We took almost half an hour to figure out the first flag. But after that, it went to become tougher. Glad i used nmap to scan the whole network for live machines and start finding vulnerabilities and poking their ports. It was not as straight forward as i thought it would be.
Nevertheless, we managed to bring back glory by becoming the champion of the tournament and again, a very very tiring 4 hours event. We didnt even managed to have our breakfast. Just a cup of mineral water and a cup of coffee and off we go, non stop action.......
Kudos to Symantec Singapore for organizing such a wonderful event. I really hope Symantec will continue to organize such event in future and allow potential hackers to participate and challenge themselves in the given environment to hack, steal and win -----legally of course !
Event: Cloud Asia Expo
Competition: Symantec Cyber Readiness Challenge
Location: Suntec City Convention Center
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