LUHack Capture the Flag Success

6 December 2018 11:42
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Lancaster University Ethical Hacking Group have had 3 teams place 1st, 2nd, and 5th out of 8 teams in the British Computing Society’s first Capture the Flag Hacking Competition. The competition is attached to the BCS event, CyberCrime 2018 ( Not only that, LUHack won 3 other awards within the event.

The first team won £400 and consisted of:

Ric Derbyshire (PhD student), James Boorman (PhD student), Pierre Ciholas (PhD student), Anna Hayley (MSc student), Bhagya Wimalasiri (Msc student), Harry Balderstone (2nd year Computer Science), Henry Clarke (2nd year Computer Science), Ben Simms (1st year Computer Science), Alex Butler (1st year Computer Science), Paulius Ivaskevicius (1st year Computer Science).


The other awards for Lancaster were:

  • Troubleshooting Award

to Matt Davis (of the team placing 2nd) for finding a critical vulnerability in the game platform.

  •  Fair Play Award

to Lancaster University as a collective for reporting the vulnerability.

  • B2R award

for completing the “Boot 2 Root” challenge first.

Members of LUHack will be receiving prizes at CyberCrime 2018 on Monday, where some of the team are also speaking.

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