Hacky Holidays

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Hacky Holidays

Are you ready for a new adventure?

It’s Hacky Holidays! Join the event from July 2 till July 26 at hackyholidays.io. Test your hacking skills while racing against teams from all over the galaxy in SPACE RACE.

Your mission

You’ve been officially chosen to compete in this year’s SPACE RACE from July 2 till July 26. Destination: Planet Hackazon.

Find the perfect crew and prepare your spaceship. Race through the galaxy by breaking through encryption schemes and hacking cloud services. Be the first to plant your flag on planet Hackazon and build a thriving Space Village.

Do you have what it takes to battle it out against teams from all over the galaxy and win SPACE RACE? Get your team of hackstronauts together and join the event on hackyholidays.io

Let's get ready for take off!

What is in it for me

First of all, you will learn a lot about the various cyber security topics introduced in the game, but that is not all! You can also win a prize for creating a writeup or solving the most challenges. The winners will be announced on August 3rd on the Hacky Holidays website.

Top 3 student teams*
🏆 1st place: 1337 USD
🏆 2nd place: 777 USD
🏆 3rd place: 337 USD


* Each member of a student team must sign up as a student and be able to provide evidence of being a student.

Top 3 non-student teams
🏆 The members of the top 3 non-student teams are awarded a 50 USD voucher which you can spend at the M5STACK webshop for your IoT hobby projects!

Best 10 writeups
🏆 We invite everyone who solved a challenge to write a creative and detailed writeup on how you solved the challenge. You must publish the writeup after the game has ended in order not to spoil the solution to anyone else in the competition (starting July 27th). Out of those writeups we will select the best 10 write-ups that will be rewarded with a 50 USD voucher which you can spend at the M5STACK webshop for your IoT hobby projects! You can participate by submitting (a link to) your writeup to hackazon@deloitte.nl before August 2nd, 2021.

Note: Deloitte employees can play in the event but are excluded from winning a prize. The top X players refers to the entries on the scoreboard and is based on the total score of the team and the time of flag submissions. Participants can win a maximum of 2 vouchers by participating in Hacky Holidays.

How do I participate

Hacky Holidays has all sorts of challenges (technical puzzles) related to cyber security. Each of the challenges has a task description which give you a clue on how you can solve the particular challenge. An example challenge could be a web application in which you need to find a vulnerability that gives you administrative access. When you have successfully solved a challenge you will be given a flag, which is a piece of text, most of the times formatted as following: CTF{…}. When you find the flag you can enter it under the challenge description’s input field and you will be allotted the points assigned to the challenge. Each flag gives you a certain number of points that are counted towards your total score. Your score and those of other players and teams can be seen on the scoreboard of the event.

How to join Hacky Holidays

The event will be open from July 2nd till July 26th. You can participate in the event as an individual or as a team with a maximum of four members. You will be able to register and invite others to your team once the event goes live.

You can join the competition by going to hackyholidays.io. You just need a PC/laptop, and your favourite (hacking) tools and software (e.g. using Kali Linux). When you have signed up to the event you will be given access to all sorts of challenges in different categories such as web application hacking, cryptography, network security, cloud security, hardware hacking and reverse engineering.

If you have any questions during the event you can ask them via hackazon@deloitte.com. Invite your friends to join as well to compete against each other and exchange tips and tricks!

Solve challenges for a living

Does solving challenges during work time sound too good to be true? At Deloitte Cyber Risk Services it's part of your daily job. The skills that you learn solving hacking challenges are quite important in our job. Therefore, we train our hackers and cyber security specialists regulary on our own Hackazon platform. Interested in working for Deloitte?

Find our vacancies.

Hackazon by Deloitte

Hackazon is a platform developed by Deloitte which allows both students and professionals to constantly refresh and improve their technical cyber skills based on the latest developments in cyber security.

The Hackazon platform covers a broad range of cyber topics through challenge-based activities. The challenge materials are perfect for cyber students, developers, IT engineers, incident responders, security analysts and penetration testers but also has material to improve the security awareness for anyone without a technical focus.

For more information please visit the Hackazon page.

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