D-CTFOverview / Short Description

DefCamp Capture The Flag ( D-CTF) is the most shattering and rebellious security CTF competition in the Central Eastern Europe. Here, the most skilled hackers & IT geeks put their knowledge to the test and compete with the best CFT teams from all over the world to get in the shortlist of best top 10, and later on win the overall D-CTF competition or, die trying. There is one important rule though – hack before being hacked! 🙂

What is a Capture the Flag (CTF) event?

Capture the Flag (CTF) is a computer security competition. CTF contests are usually designed to serve as an educational exercise to give participants experience in securing a machine, as well as conducting and reacting to the sort of attacks found in the real world. Reverse-engineering, network sniffing, protocol analysis, system administration, programming, and cryptanalysis are all skills which have been required by prior CTF contests. There are two main styles of capture the flag competitions: attack/defense and jeopardy. In an attack/defense style competition, each team is given a machine (or small network) to defend on an isolated network. Teams are scored on both their success in defending their assigned machine and on their success in attacking other team’s machines. Depending on the nature of the particular CTF game, teams may either be attempting to take an opponent’s flag from their machine or teams may be attempting to plant their own flag on their opponent’s machine. One of the more prominent attack/defense CTFs is held every year at the hacker conference such as DefCamp where this activity is expected every year.

Goal of Contest

Capture the flags

Sponsored by

To be announced.

Rules of Engagement

  • Teams can have maximum 5 members (including Team Leader)
  • Denial of D-CTF service/servers is not allowed
  • Finding bugs in D-CTF infrastructure can bring more points to the team, but do not scan!
  • Don’t forget the most important rule – hack before being hacked!
Anyone is invited to participate in this competition at the Qualification Phase. Best teams will qualify in the final for community recognition & grand prizes.
  • D-CTF has an online qualifications phase (to be announced soon) that will last for 24 hours and best 10-15 teams from this round will qualify for the finals that will happen in Bucharest, Romania during DefCamp 2018
  • the problems are challenging, unique and contain real life scenarios about the latest threats from different fields such as: AI & Machine Learning, Cyber War, Cryptography, Steganography, Web Security, Network Security, Data Forensics, Reverse Engineering and many more.


  • 3.000 EUR cold cash
  • gadgets, wearables & hardware
  • automatic qualifications to other international CTF competitions
  • trophies & more surprises to come
  • free tickets for Defcamp 2018 for the finalists

Scoring & Registration

Registration: dctf.def.camp. The Quals for D-CTF ’18 will be announced soon. The results will be also be available during & after the competition on dctf.def.camp.

Winners of D-CTF ’17

This edition was powered by Orange Romania and Amazon Development Center Romania.

The team was made of: Anatol Prisacaru, D-CTF Coordinator, Alexandru Macovei, Challenge Author, Valentin Ilie, Challenges Author, Sabina Alexandra Stefanescu, Challenges Author, Lucian Nitescu, Challenges Author, Costin Neacsu, Challenges Author, Andrei Avadanei, Challenges Author

#  Team Name  Country  Website  Points
1 Dcua  Ukraine defcon.org.ua 5846
2 P4  Poland p4.team 5009
3 HackingForSoju  Sweden hackingforsoju.team 4982
4 [TechnoPandas]  Russian Federation N/A 3777
5 0x90r00t  France 0x90r00t.com 3758
6 NorthernCoalition  Canada northerncoalition.github.io 3391
7 Wild  Egypt N/A 3337
8 Naegokdonglabs  Korea, Republic of N/A 3040
9 Balsn  Taiwan N/A 2615
10 Pwnium  Tunisia N/A 1813
11 HackXore  Morocco hackxore.com 1068

Winners of D-CTF ’16

# Team Name Country Website Points
1 Scryptos
scryptos.org 4622
2 CS16
codilime.com 4616
3 Dcua
defcon.org.ua 4207
4 P4
github.com 4015
5 HackingForSoju
N/A 3508
6 Alone
Korea, Republic of
www.facebook.com 3261
7 Fourchette Bombe
www.fourchette-bombe.com 3205
8 Khack40
khack40.info 3151
9 Balsn
N/A 2957
10 OpenToAll
opentoallctf.com 2903
11 Pwn.ro
fb.com 2806
N/A 2751
13 Magnum
N/A 2600
14 NUS Greyhats
nusgreyhats.org 2555
15 0x90r00t
0x90r00t.com 2451
16 TeamAardvark
N/A 1003

Winners of D-CTF ’15

# Team Name Country Website Points
1 Dragon Sector Poland dragonsector.pl 3117
2 Tasteless Germany www.tasteless.eu 3111
3 FluxFingers Germany fluxfingers.net 3111
4 Hertz Romania itshertz.com 3109
5 HackingForSoju Sweden N/A 3105
6 Bushwhackers Russian Federation bushwhackers.ru 2709
7 Toxic Romania N/A 2600
8 Scryptos Japan scryptos.org 2310
9 Vulturii Romania N/A 2205
10 Dcua Ukraine defcon.org.ua 2202
11 P4 Poland github.com 2200
12 BalalaikaCr3w Russian Federation ctfcrew.org 2000
13 Pwn.ro Romania fb.com 1600
14 Shellphish United States www.shellphish.net 1002
15 BambooFox Taiwan, Province of China bamboofox.torchpad.com 900

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