CUHK Team Won the 2nd Place in the PwC’s HackaDay 2019

Congratulations to CHEUNG Ho Cheung, HUNG Wai Man, Chan Paul, and HO Shing Fung won the 2nd place in the PwC’s HackaDay 2019.

HackaDay is PwC Hong Kong’s Capture the Flag cybersecurity competition designed for undergraduate students.  It is aimed at increasing the general awareness of the importance of cybersecurity among youths in Hong Kong and Macau. HackaDay also serves as a platform to raise the competency level of future talents to better prepare them for a meaningful career in cybersecurity.

The competition will test the skills and knowledge of teams under 4 hacking categories in 6 hours:

  • Blockchain (NEW) – This challenge tests the participating teams’ understanding of blockchain technology, knowledge of interacting with a blockchain network, and the ability to identify and exploit common vulnerabilities in smart contracts.
  • Network – This challenge tests the participating teams’ skills and knowledge on network service discovery, vulnerability assessment and exploitation against common network protocols and infrastructure architecture.
  • Web – The web challenge will test the participating teams’ ability to analyse and exploit poor configuration and vulnerabilities in different web services and programme logic.
  • Binary – The binary challenge seeks to test the participating teams’ knowledge on binary analysis, analytical thought process and the ability to think out of the box.