Target John

Target John is a competition where participants receive several details about a real target and they have to find out information about that specific person or group.

During the competition, participants will face challenges from many cyber security fields such as forensic, penetration testing, networking but in the end, they will have to spy the target gathering as much information is possible, hijacking his account without any notice, backdoor his devices, getting pictures and so on.

The competition will be really fun, engaging and it will be like a breath of fresh air for all the security specialists, Information Security Enthusiasts and less technical persons.

Be sure to pre-register for Target John to reserve your spot and make the most of it! Just use the Registration button to your right and fill in the details.

Goal of the Competition

/ Execute the list of tasks in order to get closer to John.

/ When teams sign up to play, we provide them with a printed list containing items that teams must turn in for points.

/ Some items must be brought to the table, others may be performed.

/ From time to time, an item on the list can be delivered as photographic or video evidence.

/ All attendees are encouraged to join this competition and can register at the Hacking Village Registration Desk.

Rules of Engagement

/ The judge is always right and his decision is final. Your argument is invalid.

/ We don’t care how you acquire the items.

/ Points are awarded based on item’s corresponding value.

/ Bonus points may be awarded for extreme style and creativity.

/ Maximum team size == 1 player.

/ We reserve the right to keep the things you turn in.

/ DefCamp is NOT responsible for death, dismemberment, arrest, catching fire, mokingjays, or making poor decisions.

/ Team with the most points wins the game.

Terms & Conditions of the competition are available here.​


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/ Over the Ear Headphones Sony WHXB910NB, Extra Bass, Noise cancelling, Wireless, Bluetooth, Autonomy 30 hours, Microphone, Black



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At Orange Business Services, we help our customers transform their industries, reimagine their services, create a positive impact and unleash the power of their data into an amazing and trusted resource.

With the dual expertise as a global operator coupled with the agility of an end-to-end integrator, Orange Business Services is a global network-native, digital services company. From connectivity, smart mobility services and the cloud to artificial intelligence (AI), analytics and cybersecurity, Orange Business Services helps businesses at every stage of their data management. Orange Business Services is represented in Romania by the business division of Orange Romania and helps large companies, SMEs and public authorities to transform their organizations through the use of technology and digital information.

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