At Pwn2Own Hacking contest held in Tokyo on 6-7 November, two white-hat hackers known as Fluoroacetate violated its devices AmazonSamsung Sony, Xiaomi and others. The team won 145.000 dollar cash prizes and 15 Master of Pwn points that earned them a dominant lead over the rest of the contestants.
Fluoroacetate, which consists of them hackers, Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, all glanced at her when she managed to bypass five devices. Writing a story, the twin hacked the Sony X800G TV, making it the first violated television in a Pwn2Own competition.
The Fluoroacetate team earned a total of $ 145,000 and 15 Master Pwn degrees at the end of the first day at Pwn2Own, in the following order.
Sony X800G smart TV: $ 15.000 and Master of Pwn points.
Amazon Echo Show 5: $ 60.000 and 6 Master of Pwn points.
Samsung Q60 smart TV: 15.000 dollars and Master of Pwn points.
Xiaomi Mi9 smartphone: $ 20.000 and 2 Master of Pwn points.
Samsung Galaxy S10: $ 30.000 and Master of Pwn points.
Pwn2Own a contest hacking was first launched by 2007 to demonstrate the security flaws in widely used software and devices. The goal of hackers is to identify vulnerabilities for a predefined list of software and devices and earn points for successful discoveries.
At the end of the competition, Fluoroacetate won the top spot by winning the grand prize and many prizes.
It is worth noting that the most impressive achievement of the team is the breach of the Samsung Galaxy S10.