The Tianfu Cup 2019 International Cyber Security Competition is ended and white hat hackers have earned $545,000 for working zero-day exploits.
During Day 1 of the Tianfu Cup 2019 contest 13 hacking attempts out of a total of 32 were successful, 13 attempts failed and in 12 cases the researchers abandoned the attempts. Now that the competition is ended, let’s see what has happened during the two days.
White hat hackers have attempted to test their exploits on targeting VMware, Microsoft, Google, Apple, D-Link, and Adobe products and earned a total of $545,000 for working zero-day exploits.
Researcher @xiaowei from the 360Vulcan team received the highest reward ($200,000) for a working exploit for the VMware vSphere ESXi product that allowed them to escape from the guest virtual machine to the host.
The 360Vulcan team won the competition and received a total of $382,500 for their exploits, the second place was assigned to the ddd Team that earned a total of $83,750 for exploits targeting Edge, Chrome, Adobe Reader, and D-Link routers.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.