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, May 24, 2013

A Student Hacks a Remote Banking System at PHDays

The security of banking systems became one of the key topics at Positive Hack Days III. Discussions, contests and hands-on labs on banking systems were held during the forum.

Anatoly "heartless" Katyushin, a student from the Samara State Aerospace University (Samara, Russia), hacked a remote banking system during the $natch competition and "stole" 4,995 rubles. The contest consisted of two rounds. at first, virtual machine copies with vulnerable web services of the remote banking system (a real I-banking system analog) were provided to the participants. In the second round, the hackers needed to exploit the discovered vulnerabilities and steal as much money as it was possible.

Positive Technologies developed a test remote banking system PHDays I-Bank for the contest and included typical vulnerabilities.

The participants had one hour to exploit the security problems that were discovered during the first round of the contest and to transfer the money to their account. The system contained 20,000 rubles. The winner manages to "steal" only 4,995.

Asteros, the forum's partner, doubled the sum.

"It took about 4 hours to detect security problems in the system's image. Then we needed just to write a script to automate the vulnerability exploitation," — Anatoly Katyushin said at the end of the contest.

Omar Ganiev (beched), a student of the Department of Mathematics at the Higher school of economics, took second place "stealing" 3,277 rubles.

"I didn't win last year, because of a script error. But this time I manage to take second place," — said Omar Ganiev.

Other participants didn't get a ruble from the PHDays iBank.


  1. Thanks for sharing this guidelines with us, That's truly very helpful for me, Keep posting

    cheap alarm monitoring

  2. I have read your blog. It’s very interesting, and informative. Thanks a lot for sharing a very useful and beneficial content. For more information about Russian systema please visit our website.

  3. Finally! I saw it on before. The coders' wars (or how do you call the competition) was long anticipated. We have to ruin the stereotyped picture emerging in one's head whenever someone says (s)he does coding. These guys know how to craft a research paper with writing services reviews and are everything but shy nerds!

  4. Like for more generate the homepage a great game for the mahjongg dimensions free online.

  5. It's clear for me that writing means a lot these days. You can take a look here and learn more about narrative essay topics

  6. The technician who comes here to repair my Frontier Internet equipment tells me it’s because they have added so many new customers without increasing their capacity to handle the increased traffic.

  7. A major commented factor of our nursing research papers is the ability of our writers to provide best custom research paper services services that matches the academic requirements of students.

  8. Nice post Are you looking for the best ozone generator for car ? We use ozone generator for purifying purpose. This device produces ozone O3. This is the most useful device that helps to remove any kind smell and bad odors.

  9. Philosophy coursework writing service seekers have been on the rise lately since most learners need Philosophy Essay Writing Services, philosophy assignment writing services and philosophy research paper writing services.

  10. I am very happy for coming across this professional blog content at such a time as this. Many are the times when one is not able to access the information he or she needs even after one tries to search for it. This makes me very glad and I look forward to see more blogs been posted in this site. It is indeed a great privilege for one to be in such a site. Dissertation Writing Help | Do My Assignment

  11. I have come to discover that the online social media is contributing immensely to the news I get. This is because the highest percentage of the news I get is through the internet. Forums as this actually contain the news that one might not even have come across before. It makes me feel great to be part of this forum; and thus I plan to keep on checking for more posts at this forum. Statistics Assignment Help | Data Analysis Help

  12. This comment has been removed by the author.

  13. the globe are well trained in their chosen field of study which reflects in multiple offer. Write My Economics Assignment It is important to choose the best one among the many.

  14. Amazon Prime TV is an app that lets you watch favorite movies and TV shows at your favorite time at any place. Amazon prime has the largest collection of latest movies and web series so you will get the best service on Amazon prime on MI TV.
    ESPN is the first company that works as a medium for bringing live sports online so that one can watch their favorite sports anytime or anywhere, visit ESPN by opening

    After subscribing to Hulu, users can watch their favorite movies on their TV. To get started with Hulu, users will require a Hulu subscription. So simply sign up for Hulu and start the free trial. After that, visit

  15. Your work inspires us. Keep up the good work and we will continue to support your web posts.
    Red Deer Alberta Mortgage Broker

  16. virtual machine copies with vulnerable web services of the remote banking system (a real I-banking system analog) were provided to the participants. In the second round, the hackers needed to exploit the discovered vulnerabilities and steal as much money as it was possible.

  17. Even though its my first time coming here, I am very impressed with this post. Would like to see more posts. Also try COC MOD as well as Clashmod.