Fri, 03 Oct. 2014, 16:00 UTC — Mon, 06 Oct. 2014, 16:00 UTC 


MalCon CTF event.

Format: Jeopardy Jeopardy

Official URL:

Future weight: 5.00 

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Be a part of this inaugural offense-only CTF event! Register for Quals by Thursday October 2, @ 5pm EST (9pm UTC) - Don't you want to play for $1000 and a shiny trophy????? Don't you want to be crowned the 1st ever winner of MalCon CTF???? Don't you want to be on the beach in Puerto Rico in October???? We are seeking all skill levels, teams can be 1 to 5 players, the CTF designers are active U.S. government pen testers and this CTF reflects what they encounter in the field. The quals round will occur online from 12 noon October 3rd to 12 noon October 6th. Prizes: $1000 and a shiny trophy for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, and $250 for 3rd place in the final round which will take place on October 30, 2014 at El Conquistador Hotel in Puerto Rico! Email questions to [email protected] - The 1st Annual MalCon CTF is part of the 2014 IEEE Malware Conference and is sponsored by Microsoft. Registration and details:

Top 5 teams from Quals will advance to final round in Puerto Rico on October 30, 2014.


9 teams total

PlaceTeamCTF pointsRating points
1 dcua 10.00010.000
2 tuat_mcc 6.0005.500
3 penthackon 4.0003.667
4 Shellphish 4.0003.250
5 squareroots 4.0003.000
6 Fedaykin 3.0002.333
7 SubProto 2.0001.714
8 dodododo 1.0001.125
9 BilkentSec 1.0000.528
Dor1sOct. 3, 2014, 9:01 a.m.

We registered but did not receive confirmation letter. Is it ok?

cyberguru007Oct. 3, 2014, 11:42 a.m.


mozzriguiOct. 3, 2014, 12:29 p.m.

can't find the registration link !

kncOct. 3, 2014, 4:12 p.m.

Where is the site??..why it is not up???? whether there is a ctf or not??..

KMAOct. 3, 2014, 4:20 p.m.

It's not just you! looks down from here.

kncOct. 3, 2014, 4:40 p.m.

atleast if they unable to conduct now, its better to announce whats the problem!
What they are doing?

yeuchimseOct. 3, 2014, 5:07 p.m.

They are creating a registration page :">

tr0jan_dzexeOct. 3, 2014, 6:06 p.m.


tecknicaltomOct. 3, 2014, 6:22 p.m.

event was delayed. last contact from them:


Due to the overwhelming response to the CTF qualification round, we
are going to suspend the competition for a few days and spend the
weekend adding servers and network capacity. In addition, some
participants have requested that we delay the start of the competition
in observance of Yom Kippur.

We expect the competition to resume on Tuesday, October 7. The exact
time will be announced on Monday.

Thank you for your patience and interest. We look forward to meeting
many of you in Puerto Rico!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Dan, Jose and the rest of the MalCon CTF team

kncOct. 3, 2014, 6:47 p.m.

Thanks for the valuable information!

joemangoOct. 3, 2014, 8:03 p.m.

Hi all, MalCon CTF team here, we have pushed back to Tuesday to add more bandwidth and servers to better handle the overwhelming response from teams wanting to play. We also observing Yom Kippur at the request of a few teams. Monday all registered teams will get details on the time to start quals on Tuesday, thanks for your patience and continued interest, direct all questions to


MalCon CTF Team

capslOct. 7, 2014, 10:26 p.m.

Any update?

tecknicaltomOct. 10, 2014, 10:02 p.m.

An email was sent on 2014-10-07 to registered participants:
We've decided that to bring you the best experience, we are going to
delay the MalCon CTF quals until the dates of Oct 16 - Oct 19. We
apologize for any inconvenience.

ktOct. 13, 2014, 6:21 p.m.

"to registered participants". How could you register when the site was always down!? It's also fun that you mention "best experience" in the same sentence.

GameOfPWNZOct. 16, 2014, 6:18 p.m.

I have yet to see the site be up for registration...

solarwindOct. 21, 2014, 7:47 a.m.

With 2 start date shifts and registration problems this CTF is actually have been successfully started and finished, scoreboard . Surprisingly it was very nice pentest-like competition, rarely spotted among open CTFs.

ktNov. 2, 2014, 12:02 a.m.

I wouldn't call it a success if only 10 teams played...

solarwindNov. 5, 2014, 4:29 p.m.

In pentest-like competitions many teams == DoS, 500 teams on single Windows 2012 server is overkill. But anyway was it really 10 teams? Where is scoreboard?

solarwindNov. 15, 2014, 8:37 a.m.

Where is scoreboard? Orgs claim that send it several weeks ago.

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