Hack in the Box 2012 Kuala Lumpur, programmed to take place between October 8 and October 11, will host many interesting activities. Among them, there is the enhanced version of the classic Capture the Flag (CTF) competition.
This year, a number of 10 teams – each made of 3 members - from all over Asia will go head to head in a 32-hour battle called “the Fallout Apocalypse.”
Because attacks on nuclear power plants are the latest trend, the contestants main goal will be to attack their rivals’ facilities while defending their own. Each of the seven reactor cores they manage represents a source of income.
However, this money generator
is actually a vulnerable service that can be breached. The goal will be to hack into rivals’ plants and disrupt the core reactors in order to prevent them from making a profit.
To allow spectators to feel the tension from the battlefield, an animated world map will be utilized to visualize the attacks and other main events.
The organizers of the event are StrykeLabs and Trustwave Spiderlabs, the prize for the winning team - $3133.7 (2,400 EUR) - being provided by Panda Security. Second and third places will receive collectible biatch&dawg
t-shirts and hoodies.
“We are really looking forward to seeing the creative attacks and strategies from teams and also the alliances which will be formed and broken. It’s like watching a game of Risk, but with real-world hacking involved!” said Amin “RuFI0” Hamid, HITB CTF Overlord 2.0 and CEO of StrykeLabs.
“This is also the first time we’re collaborating with the previous and current HITB CTF crews and we’re excited to be working with them in putting together an amazing game.”