The Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018 global cyber security contest

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    The Final Round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018

    The Scoreboard of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018 can be viewed here: http://scoreboard.whitehatvn.com/

  2. 17:30 The Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018 official finished. Top 3 on the Scoreboard is LC1BC, coconutCoffee and p4team.
    The Award Ceremony will start in a few minutes.
    The Final Scoreboard is:
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    The Award Ceremony of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018
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    The First prize of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018 worth 10,000 USD belongs to LC1BC (Russia), the second and third prizes are awarded to coconutCoffee (Korea) and p4team (Poland)
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    Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung, Minister of Information and Communications and Mr. Nguyen Tu Quang, CEO of Bkav Corporation participated in the discussion with representatives of teams after the contest.
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    Speaking at the event, Minister Nguyen Manh Hung shared: "The prosperity of each nation today depends much on the Internet. But the nature of the Internet is insecure when there are up to 10,000 cyber attacks per minute. The responsibility of Vietnam is to join the nations of the world to make the Internet safer which is also to make the world more prosperous. Cyber security personnel are also world peacekeepers".

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    perfectblue (USA) and p4team (Poland) chatted after the contest finished. The two teams have been chasing for the third place. perfectblue expressed their regret when they missed their last-minute victory.
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    JustToPlay fell to the table after the contest ended. The team from South Korea stayed late last night to visit Viet Nam and this morning they must come to the contest site quite early




  3. 17:25 5 minutes before the contest finishes, p4team submits successfully all of their flags and reaches the 3rd on the Scoreboard from the 4th position. What a suprise and it's really impressive.
    Top 1 is still LC1BC and Top 2 is coconutCoffee.


  4. 17:10 The atmosphere at the table of LC1BC is very comfortable and vibrant. The team seems very confident with their victory.
    The distance between No. 3 and No.4, perfectblue and p4team is only 500 points. Both teams are very focused on taking advantage of the last minutes of the Final.
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  5. 17:00 The Organizer announces to open the final round of ACM applied AI part. Teams have 30 minutes to change their positions in the Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018.
    The Scoreboard at the moment is:
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  6. 16:50 More than 30 minutes before the end of the Final round, the Scoreboard sees changes in the points of teams but no changes in the position. With the score of 14,620 points, more 2,000 points higher than the No.2, will LC1BC be the champion of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018?
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    Team LC1BC from Russia
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    coconutCoffee now ranks the 2nd place on the Scoreboard
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    Members of perfectblue
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    pwndevils

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    dcua Top 5 on CTFtime now ranks the 7th on the Scoreboard
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    p4team



  7. 16:00 The score of teams is increasing while the position on the Scoreboard remained unchanged. The Scoreboard at this moment is:
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  8. 15:30 There is 2 hours left for the Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018. Will there be sudden changes on the Scoreboard or LC1BC will solidly win the championship?


  9. 15:15 At the top, LC1BC is rapidly increasing its score.
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    Technical support team of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018


  10. 15:10 perfectblue has continued to strengthen their No. 3 on the Scoreboard. The current score of the team is 7,440 points, 500 points higher than p4team in the 4th place.
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    A member of perfectblue jumbed when the team gets more points


  11. 14:50 Time for the Final round is nearly 3 hours left. All challenges of the Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018 have been opened for teams to conquer.
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    Team r3s0L


  12. 14:15 At the Top, the score of teams continues increasing.
    No.3 on the Scoreboard, right behind LC1BC and coconutCoffee is perfectblue from USA. The Organizer is quite suprised with this team when its members are very young - all are born in the year 1999 and 2000. However, the achievement of this team is very admirable when perfectblue has participated in many CTF contests and now ranks the 13th on CTFtime.
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    The Scoreboard at the moment is:
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  13. 13:40 dcua has just reached the 4th position on the Scoreboard. And just a few minutes later, ACEBEAR from Viet Nam also rose its ranking from 6th position to 4th position. In the Final, ACEBEAR has 3 members from Ha Noi, and 2 members from Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
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    By the time, the score of teams continues rising. Top 1 at this moment has 7,000 points.


  14. 13:15 The Organizer has just opened Round 4 of the Attack/Defense part. During the last 1 hour, Top 5 on the Scoreboard sees no change in position.
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    Top 1 on the Scoreboard, LC1BC, the team that occupies the leading position of the Scoreboard, was established in 2015 with a total of 17 members. At the Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018, LC1BC are quite active and confident.


  15. 13:00 Three teams from Viet Nam now stand next to each other on the Scoreboard at the 5th, the 6th and the 7th.


  16. 12:30 Half of the contest has passed. Top 3 on the Scoreboard are LC1BC (Russia), coconutCoffee (Korea) and perfectblue (USA).
    Members of pwndevils seem a little impatent while members of ACEBEAR work quite independently.


  17. 12:15 coconutCoffee starts the part of Attack/Defense quite smoothly, won 680 points on Attack and 330 points on Defense. The distance between the team from Korea and Top 1 LC1BC now is only 180 points.
    On the score board, the points on Attack of teams are shown in red, of Defense are in green.
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    Teams focus on the contest


  18. 12:00 Lunch is provided outside the lobby, but teams are so focusing on their contest and seemingly have no intention for lunch.


  19. 11:00 The Organizer announces to open the challenge of Attack/Defense part of the Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018.

    In this part, the teams will compete directly with each other. Each team is provided a server with active services, protected by a firewall and placed in the same network with other teams. Each team will be in charge of the system administrator to protect their system against attacks, ensuring that the services are always available as well as attack other teams to get the flag and score points.

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    On the Scoreboard, Top 2 are still LC1BC and coconutCoffee. Meanwhile, p4team has just reached the 3rd position.
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  20. 10:55 LC1BC completed all challenges of the 1st part on IoT devices, the team moved to the lobby for refreshments and snacks before the Organizer opens the third part of the contest at 11:30.
    coconutCoffee is the second team to complete all challenges on IoT part. The team now has 100 points less than Top 1 LC1BC.
    The second part consists of 2 rounds. In each round, each team will compete with each other for 1 time.

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  21. 10:35 Rankings on the Scoreboard continually change everytime a team submits successfully a challenge. Currently the team from Russia LC1BC is in the number one position, the second and third place respectively belongs to perfectblue (USA) and ACEBEAR (Viet Nam). At the IoT part, challenge Arduino 2 has not been conquered yet.
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  22. 10:20 pwndevils has scored their first score. The team from Arizona State University (USA) did not have a great start. However, with what they had done at the Qualifier and the long history of operation of the team, pwndevils promises great breakthroughs until the end of the contest.
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    Members of pwndevils
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    Technical support team of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018


  23. 10:10 JustToPlay just took the lead for the first time in nearly 2 hours of the Final. However, just 2 minutes later, p4team swam upstream, taking the No. 1 position. The current scoreboard is:
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  24. 10:00 Team Injoker10K from Viet Nam took the lead after successfully conquering the Arduino challenge. However, just a few minutes later, dcua came back to the top. Its current score is 2,150 while the score of team at No. 2 is 1,250 points.
    On the part of ACM applied AI, each team is provided with a battleground and a sample code of a snake. Teams will program their snakes to compete with others snake on this battleground and score points.
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  25. 09:45 15 minutes after the second part of the contest - ACM AI started, team from Korea coconutCoffee rose to the top of the Scoreboard. This is the Top 1 team at the Qualification round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018. coconutCoffee attends the Final with only 4 members and all are very young.
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    Scoreboard
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    coconutCoffee from Korea
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    LC1BC from Russia
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    p4team from Poland brought along their mascot and put it on the table. Wish you success and good luck.


  26. 9:30 The map of IoT Jeopardy that the Organizer gives to teams. One hour after the start of the match, dcua is still at the top of the Scoreboard. pwndevils seems to have a little trouble with the network connection so they have not scored points yet. Atmosphere is slowly heated up!
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    IoT devices in the Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018
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    9:10 an interesting thing in the Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018 is that the initial points of each challenge will be the same and will be lowered corresponding to the number of teams solving such challenge. This helps to reflect the difficulity of this year contest.
    Team dcua - Top 4 on CTFtime just takes the lead of the contest by passing the challenge on router. This is a "familiar" name of WhiteHat Grand Prix as well as other contest all over the world.
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  28. 08:45 LC1BC (Russia) is the first team to score points at the Final round, with a bonus of 50 points for the first time to conquer successfully the challenge, LC1BC now has 750 points. Then, coconutCoffee, dcua, perfectblue, ACEBEAR, and Injoker10K score their first points.
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  29. Teams will have 8 hours to conquer the challenges of the Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018. The contest will last from 8:30 to 16:30 (UTC+7), November 1, 2018.
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    At the Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018, for the first time in Viet Nam, the challenge of overcoming vulnerbilities on IoT devices is put into a cyber security contest.
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    On the first part of CTF Jeopardy on IoT devices, each team will be provided with a real-world network of IoT devices such as routers, Wi-Fi modems, surveillance cameras, central control systems, and endpoint equipment,etc. The task is to overcome the security vulnerabilities that exist on IoT devices and score points after each challenge.

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    Mr. Nguyen Huy Dung, Deputy Director General of the Authority of Information Security and Mr. Ngo Tuan Anh - Bkav's Vice President press the button to officially starts the Final round.



  30. At 8:15 (UTC+7), the Opening Ceremony of the Final round officially starts.
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    The Organizer introduces teams
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    Mr. Nguyen Huy Dung - Deputy Director General of the Authority of Information Security

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    Representative of the Organizer - Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tuan introduces the Rules of the Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018. The challenges of the Final round head to 4.0 Industrial Revolution with the largest participation ever made by the cybersecurity community in Vietnam, including: The Authority of Information Security - Ministry of Information and Communications, Bkav Corporation, Cyber security Center - Viettel, People's Security Institute and prestigious information security research groups in Viet Nam. Interestingly, compared to other cyber security competitions, WhiteHat Grand Prix over the years has sent a message about the country and the people of Vietnam to the teams after they overcome each challenge.


  31. At 7:00 (UTC+7) Teams at the National Conference Center, Hanoi, where the contest takes place to check the system and prepare the device.

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    Team pwndevils from the US

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    p4team from Poland


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    Team coconutCoffee from Korean shares that they are very delighted with devices for the contest prepared by the Organizer and expects for the challenges of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018 dcua.JPG
    dcua from Ukraine shares this is their first time to Viet Nam and they are quie tired after a long flight ACEBEAR.JPG
    ACEBEAR from Viet Nam

  32. At 8:00 AM tomorrow morning (UTC+7), November 1, 2018, the Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018 global cyber security contest under the theme of Legends of Vietnam will take place at the National Convention Center (Hanoi, Viet Nam). This is an eight-hour race between Top 10 teams that outperformed more than 700 teams from the Qualification round to be in the Final. They are coconutCoffee, JustToPlay from Korea, dcua from Ukraine, pwndevils, perfectblue from USA, ACEBEAR, Injoker10K, r3s0L from Viet Nam, LC1BC from Russia and p4team from Poland.

    (Details of the contest will be reported directly at this thread)

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    Since the morning of October 30, the Organizer has welcomed the first teams to be in Ha Noi to attend the contest.

    The Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018 will take place from 8:00 to 16:00 (UTC+7) on November 1, 2018

    * Prizes for winners:
    • First prize: 10,000 USD

    • Second prize: 2,000 USD

    • Third prize: 1,000 USD
    The Final round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018 consists of 3 parts: CTF Jeopardy, Attack/Defense and ACM. This is also the first time in Viet Nam the challenge of overcoming the vulnerabilities on IoT devices is put into a cyber security contest.

    WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018 is coordinated between the Authority of Information Security, Ministry of Information and Communications and the cyber security forum WhiteHat.vn with the sponsorship from Bkav Corporation, Vietnam Posts and Telecomunications VNPT and Vietnam Airlines Corporation.

    The challenges of the Final round head to 4.0 Industrial Revolution with the largest participation ever made by the cybersecurity community in Vietnam, including: The Authority of Information Security - Ministry of Information and Communications, Bkav Corporation, Cyber security Center - Viettel, People's Security Institute and prestigious information security research groups in Viet Nam. Interestingly, compared to other cyber security competitions, WhiteHat Grand Prix over the years has sent a message about the country and the people of Vietnam to the teams after they overcome each challenge.

    The cyber security contest WhiteHat Grand Prix was organized nationally for the first time in 2014 and has been organized globally since 2015. In 2018, it is the first time the contest is organized onsite in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.The Qualification round of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2018 attracted a total of 720 teams from 79 countries around the world, including 574 international teams.

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