What makes InCTF different from other CTFs?

Learning Round

Teams are provided resources in order to develop skills needed to take part.

Challenge Round

Teams have to solve a series of challenges using skills gained in first round.

Capture The Flag Round

Top teams from second round will qualify for the exciting final attack defence style round.

Latest updates

Announcing InCTF 2014

  • Team InCTF
  • Dec 10, 2013

Amrita University and Amrita Centre for Cyber Security

proudly present

InCTF '14

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InCTF 2013 concludes

  • Team InCTF
  • Jun 05, 2013

The exciting final round of InCTF ‘13 was conducted over the weekend at the Amritapuri campus of the university.

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InCTF 2013 second round concludes

  • Team InCTF
  • Mar 18, 2013

After a week of hacking, the second round ended at 4pm yesterday.

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Goodies for first round submissions

  • Team InCTF
  • Jan 06, 2013

Thanks to our sponsors, we will now be giving goodies for the first round submissions.

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Registrations for InCTF 2013 now open

  • Team InCTF
  • Dec 07, 2012

Amrita University and Amrita Centre for Cyber Security

proudly present

InCTF '13

National Level "Capture the Flag” style ethical hacking contest

Not a day passes when several machines are compromised and infections spread rampantly in the world today. The cyber world has witnessed several dangerous attacks including the Stuxnet virus and it’s successor Duqu. Other recent attacks include the Flame malware, which managed to disguise itself as a legitimate Windows software. It exploited a bug in Windows to obtain a certificate which allowed itself to authenticate itself as genuine Windows software. Other notable examples include rise of botnets such as the highly resilient Zeus banking trojan and the Conficker worm. There have also been instances of espionage by government agencies on one another such as the recent incident where Georgia CERT discovered a Russian hacker spying on them.

Indian websites offer little or no resistance to such attacks. The Computer Emergency Response Team, India has been tracking defacements of Indian websites amongst other security incidents. Their monthly and annual bulletins detail the various vulnerabilities and malware infections in various Indian websites. It’s really sad that with so much talent and skill, Indian websites are compromised frequently and nothing can be done to stand this wave of attacks on them. InCTF is a Capture the Flag style ethical hacking contest, a strategic war-game designed to mimic the real world security challenges. Software developers in India have little exposure to secure coding practices and the effects of not adopting such practices-one of the main reasons why systems are compromised quite easily these. Following such simple practices can help prevent such incidents. InCTF ‘13 is from December 2012 to April 2013 and is focused exclusively on the student community. You can participate from your own university and no travel is required. No prior exposure or experience in cyber security needed to participate.

What you need to do?

  1. Form a team (minimum three and maximum five members from your college)
  2. Approach a faculty/mentor and request him/her to mentor your team
  3. Register online at InCTF portal

Great Rewards

20K The winning team receives a cash prize of up to 20000/-
15K The first runner-up team receives a cash prize of up to 15000/-
10K The second runner-up team receives a cash prize of up to 10000/-

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  1. Teams are awarded prizes based on their performance
  2. Deserving teams are well awarded. Exciting prizes to be won.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s simple: Register, Learn, Hack!

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  • Cash prizes are subject to their performance and participation in the CTF round.
  • Only teams who connect to the VPN server and successfully gain points in the CTF round are eligible for prizes.
  • In addition, cash prize winners of previous editions of InCTF and sCTF are not eligible for prizes this time.
  • Prizes will be awarded only if all members of the team are not in final year of their education.
  • The above rules may be varied and new rules may be added with time.
  • The decision of Team InCTF is final.

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