Many of the top software programs were compromised - using either new or old exploits - in this year's Tianfu Cup, one of China's top hacking competitions.
The third edition of the Tianfu Cup took place in Chengdu, central China, and ended today.
"Many difficult goals were set as a goal in this year's competition," they said today organizers. Successful violations were confirmed against:
- iOS 14 running on an iPhone 11 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Windows 10 v2004 (April 2020 version)
- Adobe PDF Reader
- Docker (Community Edition)
- VMWare EXSi (hypervisor)
- TP-Link and ASUS router firmware
Fifteen Chinese hacker teams took part in this year's hacking competition. Contestants had three five-minute attempts to hack a selected target with an original exploit.
All exploits were reported to software providers, in accordance with its regulations competition.
Just like last year, the winning team came from the Chinese tech giant Qihoo 360. The group is called the 360 Enterprise Security and Government and (ESG) Vulnerability Research Institute, and winners represented almost two thirds of their total awards, returning with $ 744.500 of the total $ 1.210.000 awarded this year ”.
In second and third place were the AntFinancial Lightyear Security Lab and the security researcher Pang, respectively.