After 24 hours of competition, the Online Qualifier of the global cyber security competition WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 officially closed at 9:00 am on 05/01/2020.
The Organizer would like to thank the participation of all teams. WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 with the theme of Vietnam Today has attracted a record number of participants with 739 teams from 84 countries and territories around the world. Of which there are teams in the top 10 of the CTFTime such as dcua, p4team, perfectblue.
Here is the final list of Top 10 to the Final Round:
Top 10 from the Online Qualifier will expectedly participate in the Final Round in format of Attack/Defense and Private Bug Bounty in February, 2020.
9:00 (UTC +7) WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 - Online Qualifier has come to an end. The final result of this Round will be informed in January 6, 2020. Thanks you all for joining with us !
- perfectblue (USA)
- DiceGang (USA)
- More Smoked Leet Chicken (Russia)
- KingTigerPrawn (Korea)
- ACEBEAR (Vietnam)
- BabyPhD (Vietnam)
- InfoSecIITR (India)
- JustToPlay (Korea)
- 0penToA11 (USA)
- ALLESCTF (Germany)
8:55 (UTC +7) 5 minutes to the end of the Qualifier. FTMD has submited for Prog02. Some second later, OpenToA11 also submit for Re 02, going up to 9th, pushing FTMD to 11th.
8:45 (UTC +7) Top 10 is 3 teams from Vietnam, 2 teams from USA, 2 Korea, 1 Russia, 1 Idia and 1 team from Germany. If this Top 10 keeps stable, the Final Round of this year's WhiteHat Grand Prix will have 3 familiar name of last year Final Round, perfectblue, ACEBEAR and JustToPlay.
8:40 (UTC +7) p4team, Top 13 on CTFTimes, has submited Crypto03. Whether p4team can make magic in the last minutes of the competition and register the name to the Final Round of WhiteHat Grand Prix for the second time? Let's wait and see !
8:20 (UTC +7) FTMD's effort helps the team reached 10th on the Scoreboard after successfully solving Web05, getting 2850 points in total. Following right behind is WreckTheLine who has just solved Crypto02 with 2810 points. Top 10 teams to the Final Round will certainly have many surprises in the last minutes of the competition.
With the participation of FTMD, Vietnam is currently the country with the most teams in the Top 10 (3 teams).
According to the rules of the competition, the selection of 10 teams to the Final Round is as follows: Top 10 teams with score top-down. Each country/territory has only maximum 3 teams to participate (with the highest points). The registration of country flags will be checked before the Final Round. One team is considered as valid if at least one member of that team is the citizen of that country/territory.
The teams cannot change their national flag right after the Qualifier's begining.
8:15 (UTC +7) The Qualifier will end in 45 minutes. The system is recording the participation of 734 teams from 84 countries and territories around the world, of which 149 teams score.
2 teams not in Top 10 now, dcua and pwndevils, are names of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018 Final Round, are constantly submitting answers to challenges, improving their scores and ranks.
8:10 (UTC +7) Misc 02 seams to be a difficult challenge to almost teams. Only perfectblue solved this challenge. Misc02 introduces on Flappy Bird, a famous mobile game developed by a Vietnamese.
8:00 (UTC +7) One more hour, the Qualifier of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 will finish. The lower-position teams still try to improve their ranks on the Scoreboard.
7:45 (UTC +7) In the last minutes of the Qualifier, the competition on Top 10 is even more intense. OpenToA11 (USA), after solving Web 05, rising to 10th, pushing The Flat Network Society. With the participation of OpenToA11, USA is currently the country with the most teams in the Top 10, 3 teams.
Web05 will open a picture of Vietnam's achievements in the Asia-Pacific Robot Competition.
7:30 (UTC +7) perfectblue becomes the first team solving successfully Misc02, rising to No. 1 on the Scoreboard. The team from USA is also the first team to complete all the challenges of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06's Qualifier, holding a ticket to the Final Round.
FTMD (Vietnam) continues to improve its rank when successfully solving Misc03, rising to 11th position.
7:20 (UTC +7) There is no much change in leading positions of Top 10. USA, Vietnam, Korea, Russia, Idia, German and France have teams in Top 10.
7:10 (UTC +7) As the competition system was temporally frozen, the Organizer still sent challenge to the teams, so the Qualifier will end at 9:00 (UTC +7) as expected.
Top 10 has changed. The Flat Network Society from France replaces WreckTheLine on 10th position after submiting Web01, pushing WreckTheLine to 11th. The competition is getting more and more intense. Only one successfull submit can make change in Top 10.
7:00 (UTC +7) 2 more hours, the Qualifier of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 will finish.
With the theme of Vietnam Today, the Organizers of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 will introduce a modern Vietnam on the rise with achievements of culture, economics, science and technique, etc.
Solving Prog01, the teams will be instroduced about Son Doong cave, the world's largest natural caves in the world.
6:50 (UTC +7) FTMD, currently in Top 20, continuously submit. If they can keep this speed, a position in Top 10 is not unrealistic.
6:45 (UTC +7) The gap between the teams in Top 15 has no too different. The rank can change right after one team give solution for a challenge.
Nearly 1 day for competition passes, the teams always try hard to submit. Through the support channel, lot of feedbacks from the teams are given.
WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 has the format of Jeopardy, Attack/Defense and Private Bug Bounty program, finding vulnerabilities on important information systems and popular software in Vietnam.
Top 3 in the Finals will be rewarded with VND 230 million (appx USD 10,000), VND 45 million (appx USD 2,000) and VND 23 million (appx 1,000 USD) respectively. In addition, teams have the change to get bounties per bug they find in the Private Bug Bounty.
6:35 (UTC +7) Hint for Misc02 has been released. This will make change the Scoreboard positions.
6:20 (UTC +7) In Top 10, More Smoked Leet Chicken and JustToPlay have solved more challenge, raising their total points. While the team from Russia More Smoked Leet Chicken still stand at the 3th position, JustToPlay goes up to Top 7.
The Qualifier will end in nearly 3 hours. At that moment, 724 teams from 83 countries and territories have attended, in which 145 teams have solved at least 1 challenge.
6:10 (UTC+7) In all opened challenges, only Misc02 still has not been solved. On support channel, hint is required.
Through the support channel, some members shared that they woud give high rank for WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 thanks to the Organizer's continuous support. This feedback is the motivation for the Support team during the rest time of the contest.
05:49 (UTC+7) More Smoked Leet Chicken has just been pushed to the 3rd place after perfectblue successfully solved Re 02. Once again, it can be seen that the scoring method which benefits the first team to solve each challenge has made the race to the Final Round more intense and unpredictable.
5:33 (UTC+7) DiceGang has just gained back the 1st place of the score board after submitting correct flag for Web 04, with slight difference of only 20 points compared to More Smoked Leet Chicken which is now standing 2nd.
It can be seen that the special way of calculating points for the challenges (Point for each challenge = 500 – (number of teams solving the challenge)*10, in which the first team to solve a challenge will get the first blood equivalent to 10 points) has encouraged the teams to rush to find out the correct flags.
05:15 (UTC+7) Qualification Round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 will end in 4 hours. The race to Top 10 is now tougher than ever, when teams have been continuously submitting correct flags. Top 10 now includes 1 team from Russia, 2 from the USA, 2 from Vietnam, 2 teams from Korea, 2 from India and one team from Germany.
As in the notice from the Organizer, perfectblue got 10 point first blood for Misc 04 (as they submitted and the system recorded before the system shutdown). No first blood for Web 04 and Misc 02.
04:40 (UTC+7) Hint for Web 04 is updated. Solving Web 04, teams will learn about an achievement in health care of Vietnam.
04:40 (UTC+7) More Smoked Leet Chicken has just submitted the correct flag for Misc 04, thereby widening its difference with the second team (840 points). Now, there is only one challenge left unsolved for More Smoked Leet Chicken, and this team is sure to get a high position on the scoreboard of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06.
04:35 (UTC+7) It can be seen that after the system works back, teams continuously submit correct flags to gain a place in top 10, which also means a slot to the Final Round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06
04:06 (UTC+7) After a few minutes, More Smoked Leet Chicken gains back its first place on the score board. Current top 5 includes: More Smoked Leet Chicken (Russia), perfectblue (USA), DiceGang (USA), ACEBEAR (Vietnam) and InfoSecIITR (India). These teams have almost always been in the top 10 from the start of the competition.
04:00 (UTC+7) The system of the competition is back. Leading the score board is now the team from USA – perfectblue, while the rest of top 10 seem to have changed not much.
02:30 (UTC+7) Via the support channels, the teams keep sending the flags they found to the Organizer for confirmation and record of flag submission.
02:00 (UTC+7) The Organizer decides to send download links of the challenges to teams, so that the teams can continue finding out correct flags while waiting for the system to work back. Finding the flags, teams can send them to the Organizer for confirmation and record of submission.
The channels for communication with the Organizer include:
Email: [email protected],
And here are the links to download the challenges:
Programming 01 18.104.22.168 1999
Programming 02 22.214.171.124 9399
Pwn 01 126.96.36.199 2311 , http://188.8.131.52/pwn01.zip
Re 01 http://184.108.40.206/re01.zip
Web 01 220.127.116.11
Re 03 http://18.104.22.168/re03.zip
Re 02 http://22.214.171.124/re02.zip
Crypto 03 http://126.96.36.199/oracle.zip
Misc 03 http://188.8.131.52/pied_piper.zip
Programming 03 184.108.40.206 82
Web 05 220.127.116.11 80
Web 02 18.104.22.168 81
Web 03 22.214.171.124 83
Crypto 01 126.96.36.199 8006
Misc 01 http://188.8.131.52/Trip_to_Hoi_An.png
Pwn 02 184.108.40.206 31337 , http://220.127.116.11/pwn02.zip
Misc 04 http://18.104.22.168/kevin_mitnick.raw
Misc 02 http://22.214.171.124/Elliot.zip
Crypto 02 126.96.36.199 1472 , http://188.8.131.52/crypto02.zip
Web 04 184.108.40.206, http://220.127.116.11:4567, http://18.104.22.168:4568, http://22.214.171.124:4569
Due to technical incident, the system is being closed. The Organizer will have announcement when the problem is solved.
00:05 To the 15th hour of the contest, 5 teams of Top 10 submitted their flags for challenges. The biggest change in the Scoreboard is ACEBEAR gains back its 1st position with 5040 points, a difference of more than 100 points with the 2nd position.
23:50 After a long time in Top 10, JustToPlay, from Korea, has just lost its position to another teams also from Korea Aleph.
Aleph then quickly reached the 8th position after solving challenge Misc 03.
23:40 perfectblue has been the first to solve successfully the challenge Misc 04, gained more 510 points, reached the 3rd position on the Scoreboard. The team has about 800 points in difference with Top 2.
The Organizer has released the bonus challenge for teams to gain more points.
23:20 InTop 10, teams KingTigerPrawn, InfoSecIITR, and JustToPlay have just submitted successfully 1 challenge to increase their ranking on the Scoreboard, occupying the No. 4, No.6 and No. 9 respectivvely.
Top 10 are 3 teams from US, 3 teams from Korea, 2 Vietnam team, 1 team from Russia and 1 from India.
Due to the system error and to ensure the equality to all teams, the Organizer has decided that there will be no bonus point for the first team solving challenge Prog03.
23:00 Of all challenges that have been released, 03 challenges of Misc 02 (opened at 15:00), Misc 04 và Web 04 (opened at 21:00) have not been solved by any team yet.
On the Scoreboard, Top 2 More Smoked Leet Chicken and ACEBEAR solved most challenges and still have 4 challenges to go.
22:20 (UTC +7) Round 3 of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06's Qualifier consists of 6 challenges, 2 Misc challenges, 2 Web challenges, 1 Prog and 1 Crypto. They all have maximum point of 500.
22:10 (UTC +7) Crypto03 is reopened.
13 hours have passed. DiceGang (USA), ACEBEAR (Vietnam), More Smoked Leet Chicken (Russia) and KingTigerPrawn (Korea) mainly turn to stand at Top 1 and always on Top 5.
At that time, 119/662 log-in teams from 83 countries get points and record their names on the Scoreboard.
21:52 (UTC +7) Technical error, Crypto03 is temporally closed to fix and will be opened soon.
21:40 (UTC +7) Hint for Misc03 challenge.
21:15 (UTC +7) Solving successfully Misc03 challenge helps More Smoked Leet Chicken comes back their Top 1 position on the Scoreboard with total points of 3920. ACEBEAR temporally stands at Top 2 with 3900 points. While DiceGang maintains 3th position, KingTigerPrawn loses their Top 4 position to perfectblue.
21:00 (UTC +7) The Organizer of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 has opened 6 rest challenges.
ACEBEAR is on Top 1 with 3960 points, followed by More Smoked Leet Chicken 3470 points and DiceGang 3050 points.
Top 5 on the Scoreboard of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06
19:50 (UTC+7) More Smoked Leet Chicken becomes the team with the most solved challenges (12 challenges solved out of 14 opened). This helps the representative from Russia strengthen its 1st place on the score board.
While, top 5 seems to stay unchanged.
19:35 (UTC+7) Up to now, no teams have successfully solved all challenges opened of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06, while the support channels of the Organizer keep getting support requests from the participants.
19:10 (UTC+7) During the past 30 minutes, there seems to be no changes to the current top 10 of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06
As stipulated in the rules of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06, 10 teams with the highest scores will attend the Final Round expected to take place in Hanoi in February 2020.
How to choose 10 teams to the Final Round: Top 10 teams with score top-down. Each country is allowed to have the maximum of 3 teams to the Final Round. The information of country will be checked before the Final Round. Each team is considered to be valid if at least one member of that team has the nationality of that country.
18:33 (UTC+7) ACEBEAR gains the 2nd place of the score board after successfully solving Crypto 02, adding 480 points to its total score.
18:16 (UTC+7) For the first time that More Smoked Leet Chicken (Russia) has taken the first place of the score board. The team now has 3570 points, 410 point more than the team of the 2nd place - KingTigerPrawn.
17:40 (UTC+7) Among the challenges released up to now, RE 02 is solved only once (by 0xCoCo – Vietnam). Solving this challenge, teams will learn about Vietnam producing high-end smartphone
17:15 (UTC+7) JustToPlay has just lost a place in Top 5 to InfosecIITR (India) after a long time staying firmly in this list.
Top 10 is still dominated by teams from Korea.
17:13 (UTC+7) According to alert by the survelliance system, the Organizer has checked and verified: Due to the system technical error, bonus points of 2 challenges Pwn 02 and Crypto 02 for DiceGang (US) will not be recognized upon rules of the contest. Please note!
16:11 (UTC+7) A few minutes after perfectblue gained the 1st place, KingTigerPrawn submits correct flag and replace perfectblue to lead the score board. In almost the first half of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06, the competition of top 5 seems to be the race of names including DiceGang, perfectblue, ACEBEAR, KingTigerPrawn and JustToPlay
16:05 (UTC+7) perfectblue has just gained the leading place of the score board thanks to its correct flag for Pwn 02. perfectblue now has 3070 points, followed by DiceGang, ACEBEAR, KingTigerPrawn and JustToPlay
15:50 (UTC+7) Among the 6 challenges of Round 2, Pwn 02 is currently the challenge that is solved most (5 teams). Solving Pwn 02, teams will have chance to learn about an achievement of Vietnam’s cyber security.
15:45 (UTC+7) After the challenges of Round 2 are released, the competition among top 5 teams becomes even tougher. ACEBEAR, KingTigerPrawn and perfectblue take turns to submit correct flags, interchangeably taking the 2nd, 3rd and 4th places of the scoreboard.
15:25 (UTC+7) More than one quarter of the competition’s time has passed, the system of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 shows that there are 70 out of 561 teams having solved at least one challenge. The teams are from 78 countries and territories all over the world.
The current top 10 includes 4 teams from Korea, while the others are from the USA, Vietnam, India and Russia.
15:12 (UTC+7) KingTigerPrawn gains the 2nd place from the hands of ACEBEAR after finding solution to challenge Crypto 01. The total score of KingTigerPrawn now is 2630, 10 points more than the team right below it.
15:00 (UTC+7) Round 2 with 6 challenges are released. Right after the release of round 2, DiceGang submits correct flags for Pwn 02, Crypto 02, thereby gaining back the 1st place of the score board.
ACEBEAR follows quickly, adding 500 to its total score.
Current top 5 of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06
Challenge map of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06
14:50 (UTC+7) KingTigerPrawn is the 3rd team to solve Misc 01. The team now owns 2250 points, ranking 2nd on the score board.
14:30 (UTC+7) Out of the 60 teams on the score board, Korea currently has the most participants with 12 teams, USA stands 2nd with 10 teams. Taking the 3rd place is Vietnam – home nation of WhiteHat Grand Prix – with 7 teams.
In 30 minutes, Round 2 with 6 challenges will be released.
14:10 (UTC+7) While there are not many changes to the Top 5, teams of lower places keep trying to get more points, thereby getting to higher positions on the score board.
After the hint for Misc 01 is released, InfoSecIITR became the 2nd team to solve this challenge. InfoSecIITR is now the 4th on the score board, with 1480 points.
Up to now, 55 out of 543 teams have successfully solved at least one challenge of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06.
13:44 (UTC+7) After a long time, DiceGang lost its 1st place to ACEBEAR after this team submitted correct flag for Web 01.
13:32 (UTC+7) The Organizer of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 releases a hint for challenge Misc 01 (the only challenge that is solved by only one team up to now). With the hint, the Organizer expects that there will be more teams finding out the correct flag.
Vietnam being the Asia's leading travel destination is described in Misc 01 challenge.
13:21 (UTC+7) ACEBEAR becomes the first team to submit the correct flag of Misc 01, adding 500 points to its total score and gaining the 2nd place. By now, all challenges of Round 1 have been solved.
12:50 (UTC+7) The top 1 of the score board - DiceGang - successfully solves Re 01, widening its difference with the 2nd place. Top 3 changes as well when perfectblue solves Web 02, adding 470 points to its total score and gaining the 3rd place.
12:30 (UTC+7) The system of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 records the participation of 510 teams from 72 countries and territories. The current top 10 includes 3 teams from Korea (KingTigerPrawn, Aleph, JustToPlay), 2 teams from the USA (DiceGang, perfectblue), 2 teams from India (WreckTheLine, InfoSecIITR), one from Vietnam (ACEBEAR), one from United Kingdom (excusemewtf), and one from Russia (More Smoked Leet Chicken).
12:00 (UTC+7) WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 has taken place for 3 hours with 8/20 challenges released. Among the challenges, Mics 01 has not been solved by any teams.
11:51 (UTC+7) KingTigerPrawn submits correct flag for Web 02, earning 1790 points in total. The current difference between the team and the top 1 DiceGang are just 430 points. One more correct flag can get KingTigerPrawn to the leading place of the score board.
11:46 (UTC+7) WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 sees the fierce competition among teams from different countries and territories. During the last minutes, names like DiceGang, KingTigerPrawn, ACEBEAR, More Smoked Leet Chicken, etc. have been continuously submitting correct flags to get better places on the scoreboard.
11:31 (UTC+7) DiceGang (USA) becomes the first team to solve Web 02, thereby getting 500 points and strengthening its leading position on the score board. Made in Vietnam satellite to enter the space is the achievement described in this challenge.
11:22 (UTC+7) Top 5 changes when ACEBEAR (Vietnam) and WreckTheLine (India) in turn submit correct flags for Crypto 01 and Blockchain, getting to the 3rd and 4th places of the score board.
11:08 (UTC+7) dcua (Ukraine), top 8 CTFtime, one of the finalists of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018, appears on the score board with 300 first points from Programming 01.
11:05 (UTC+7) KingTigerPrawn submits the correct flag for Programming 01, widening its difference with the 3rd place of the score board. While a few minutes before, p4team sovled Blockchain and got to the 4th place.
10:38 (UTC+7) KingTigerPrawn from Korea is the first team to successfully solve Re 01, thereby getting the challenge's full 500 points and gaining the 2nd place from perfectblue. Top 3 are now DiceGang (1940 points), KingTigerPrawn (1080 points) and perfectblue (970 points).
The Organizer of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06:
10:30 (UTC+7) The number of teams joining WhiteHat Grand Prix is continually increasing. By now, the system of the competition records the participation of 475 teams from 71 countries and territories.
10:11 (UTC+7) The participation of perfectblue (USA), p4team (Poland), ACEBEAR (Vietnam) and JustToPlay (Korea) - the finalists of last year's competition - shows the great reputation that WhiteHat Grand Prix has got among the cyber security community of the world.
p4team in the Finals of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018
10:00 (UTC+7) 1 hour has passed and on the score board now are 12 teams from Vietnam, USA, Korea, Poland, Norway, Brasil, China. Among these, perfectblue and p4team - top 4 and top 9 of CTFtime - are the two similar names of WhiteHat Grand Prix over the years.
Teams joining WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 get instant support from the Organizer.
9:45 (UTC+7): DiceGang (USA) successfully gains the 1st place from perfectblue after solving Blockchain, Pwn 01, Web 01 and Crypto 01.
Vietnam Football accompanying Crypto 01 challenge:
9:28 (UTC+7): perfectblue continuously submits 2 correct flags, becoming the team leading the score board of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06.
9:20 (UTC+7): Leading the score board now are three teams from Vietnam, United States of America and Korea. Among these, perfectblue is one of the top 10 teams of CTFtime.
WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 has 20 challenges in total. Accompanying each challenge is an introduction of the modern Vietnam on the rise with achievements of culture, economics, science and technique, etc.
9:07 (UTC+7) Seven minutes after the first challenges are released, kurisutina from Vietnam becomes the first team to appear in the score board of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06. Congratulations to kurisutina.
9:00 (UTC+7) WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 officially starts.
WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 is the 6th global cyber security competition organized by Vietnam. With the theme of Vietnam Today, the Qualification Round will take place on January 04, 2020, selecting Top 10 best teams for the Final Round expected to be held in February 2020.