How much does it take to hack a mobile network?
Is electronic government secure
in the era of WikiLeaks and Anonymous?

Is SCADA hacking a Hollywood fiction
or the nowadays reality?
Internet banking: is there any chance to win
over the fraudsters?

Cyber-crimes, cyber-espionage, cyber-war: where do we draw a borderline?


Friday, December 30, 2011

HackQuest completed? HackQuest continues!

Ante Scriptum

Up to January 20, 2012, anyone can test their strength in the assessment of security, search and exploitation of vulnerabilities, reversing and just hacking.
Join and compile! 

Registration and information on how to connect is available at: 


December 26 saw the end of the competition on information security, PHDays CTF Quals and PHDays CTF Afterparty. Team competition CTF Quals were held according to the rules of task-based CTF and allowed us to identify finalists who will participate in the face-to-face competition on May 30-31, 2012 in our forum Positive Hack Days. The individual contest revealed the most potent hackers, who will have the opportunity to participate in PHDays and will become owners of valuable prizes, including the legendary security scanner XSpider 7.8 from the organizer of the competition - the company Positive Technologies.
It is remarkable that during the competition the participants found at least one zero-day vulnerability (0-day): mPDF <= 5.3 File Disclosure.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CTF Afterparty extended until January 20, 2012!

Because few participants were able to solve all of the tasks in the PHDays CTF competitions, this year we have organized a special contest which is open to anyone interested - PHDays Afterparty. As the name suggests, the tasks of the competition have been based on the game infrastructure of CTF 2011.

Under the cat is all about the winners and prizes, as well as the most valuable information - the new finishing time of the completion PHDays Afterparty!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Positive Hack Days CTF 2012 (a preliminary team list)

The list of teams that will be invited to participate in the PHDays CTF 2012, a practical security contest, has finally been defined. 

The qualification competitions CTF Quals 2011 have selected the following teams to become the invitees:

          Einbazen, the Netherlands;
          Leetmore, Russia
          Int3pids, Spain
          HackerDom, Russia
          0daysober, France

(how come is not participating in PHDays CTF 2012? It’s a huge secret :))

The following teams will receive individual invitations:
-          Plaid Parliament of Pwning, USA
-          BIOS, India
-          Shell-storm, France and Switzerland
-          C.o.P., France
-          IV, Russia
-          FluxFingers, Germany
-          HNG48, Japan

The CTF 2012 prize pool has not been specified so far, but, supposedly, it’ll be bigger ;)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The first participants of PHDays CTF 2012 have been decided!

 The qualifying stage of the international competition for the protection of information, PHDays CTF Quals, has been completed. Over a period of two days, 72 teams from 17 countries fought unremittingly for the right to reach the final and to attend the main competition in May 2012.

First place in the CTF Quals was the team from St. Petersburg, who maintained a leading position throughout the game.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

PHDAYS CTF Quals 2011 competitions completed

Отборочные соревнования PHDAYS CTF Quals завершены. Лидеры соревнования:

Saturday, December 10, 2011

PHDAYS CTF Quals 2011

Отборочные соревнования PHDAYS CTF Quals 2011 в самом разгаре! Командам участникам соревнования следует авторизоваться в личном кабинете для получения необходимых реквизитов доступа.

Следить за рейтингом соревнования можно по следующей ссылке:

Friday, December 9, 2011

Остался один день до завершения регистрации участников CTF Afterparty

Если вы хотите принять участие в CTF Afterparty, но до сих пор не присоединились к нам — спешите, регистрация заканчивается! Уже сейчас известно, что в конкурсе CTF Afterparty померяются силами более 100 человек из 18 стран. По количеству представителей лидируют Россия, США и Австралия.