Deceptive Ops

The Deceptive Operations contest is designed to challenge your pentest abilities in a practical way. You’ll have to navigate through decoys and look-alikes and use your experience and knowledge to pin-point the correct targets. You’ll interact with various complex services and get acquainted with new and interesting ones.

Goal of the Competition

/ Identify the real services, get the flags.

/ Identify honeypots and deceptions

/ You will receive one or more targets at the beginning of the competition

/ Some of the targets contain services that are traps, honeypots or deceptions

/ Some of the targets are “real” services that will contain vulnerabilities

/ You will have to map the infrastructure, classify services (honeypot or not) and steal all the flags

Rules of Engagement

/ This competition is part of DefCamp’s Hacking Village 2021 activity series. You need to have a valid DefCamp ticket

/ Teams can have only one member.

/ No DDoS allowed

/ No sabotage of other players permitted

/ Do not attack the infrastructure. If you find a problem, please report to us.

/ Don’t ask for hints in private. We will only give hints that are available to all the teams.

/ For the final flags you are required to create a write-up.

/  Only the best can win


2021-11-22 09:00:00 UTC — 2021-11-25 15:00:00 UTC


The prizes will be awarded to the first player to steal all the flags or the best-ranked player at the final of the event.

Moreover, the best write-up that describes each service and if it’s a honeypot or not, and the method used to classify will receive the “Best Write-up” prize.

There will also be a raffle for all the players that have positive scores.

Grand Prize: CompTIA PenTest+ Basic Bundle Voucher 


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Orange Romania is part of the Orange Group, one of the largest global telecommunications operators that connects hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. With over 11 million local customers and an annual turnover exceeding 1.5 billion euros, Orange Romania connects 1 in 2 Romanians and offers an extensive range of communication solutions for both individual and corporate customers, from basic connectivity services to complete mobile, fixed internet, TV packages, and complex IT&C solutions through Orange Business

Orange Romania is the number 1 operator in terms of network performance, and also holds nine consecutive Top Employer certifications, which confirm that Orange Romania, in addition to the remarkable products and services it offers, pays special attention to its employees and working environment. In the past 3 years Orange has launched two 5G Labs in Bucharest and Iasi, that aim to support researchers, startups and companies to test their 5G solutions in advance. 

In addition, Orange is a long-term supporter of the startup ecosystem through the Orange Fab accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs in the development of innovative products and their distribution locally and internationally.

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