More Smoked Leet Chicken (Russia)
Everybody knows More Smoked Leet Chicken — it was created at the end of 2011, when two Russian teams, Leet More and Smoked Chicken got together to participate in a CTF contest. The game was a real success, and since then the two teams play as a combined team only. During the last year the team won in the following contests: PHDays 2012 CTF, PlaidCTF 2012, HITB 2012 — Amsterdam CTF, Hack.lu 2012 CTF, PoliCTF 2012, and HackIM 2013.
The HackerDom team was created in 2005 at the Department of Mathematics and Mechanics of the Ural State University. The members give weekly seminars named HackerDom’s Secrets and a number of CS courses, organize CTF workshops for younglings. The team regularly participates in CTF and CTF-like contests, and holds national interuniversity (RuCTF) and international professional (RuCTFE) contests in information security. The team's achievements:
- 3rd place at iCTF 2007
- 1st place at C.I.P.H.E.R. 2008
- 2nd place at C.I.P.H.E.R. 2009
- 2nd place at RusCrypto CTF 2010 and 2011
- 1st place at RusCrypto CTF Quals 2011
- 13th place at Defcon 18 CTF Quals (the best result of all Russian teams)
- 4th place at Defcon 19 CTF Quals & Final (as part of the team IV)
- 1st place at Nuit Du Hack 2012 CTF Final
- 13th place at Defcon 20 Final
- 3st place at Nuit Du Hack 2013 CTF Quals
- 3rd place at CODEGATE 2010
- 5th place at Defcon 19 (2011)
- 1st place at Swiss Cyber Storm 3 (2011)
- 1st place at SbD Wargame 2011
- 1st place at RootedCON CTF 2012
- 2nd place at CODEGATE 2012.
WildRide is the team of the Chelyabinsk State University. It was created in 2009 and consists of students, graduate students and lectures. The team holds a regional contest in information security (UralCTF, http://uralctf.ru/).
The team ReallyNonamesFor was created by the participants of the competition Blow Up the Town at PHDays 2012. It includes both experienced hack quest participants and novices. All members of the team are interested in practical security, some are professionals and some are students.
The ufologists team consists of students of the Taganrog Institute of Technology (Southern Federal University). The team is in the top 10 in the world according to ctftime.org. In 2009, the team for the first time organized a CTF contest at the South of Russia — UFOCTF. Recent achevements:
- 2nd place at HackIM 2013
- 4th place at RuCTF Quals 2013
- 4th place at ForbiddenBITS CTF 2013.
Raon_ASRT represents Advanced Security Research Team (aka ASRT) of the RaonSecure Company in South Korea. The team members won the first prizes in various hacking competitions such as CODEGATE CTF 2009/2013, HITB CTF 2009, and so on.
Plaid Parliament of Pwning (USA)
The Plaid Parliament of Pwning formed from students at Carnegie Mellon University in 2009. Since its creation, the group has grown from only a handful of members to a team with undergraduate students, masters students, PhD students, and University staff, though primarily undergraduates. Over the years, PPP has won numerous CTF competitions, including CODEGATE, iCTF, CSAW, HUST, Ghost in the Shellcode, Secuinside, and PHDays.
Eindbazen (The Netherlands)
Eindbazen was founded in March 2011. Most team members have met in real life and knew each other before the team creation. The team consists solely of Dutch members, both students and professionals.
As the members are spread throughout the country, they are generally unable to get together physically when participating in a CTF competition, but the team periodically meets for food, beer and hacking.
In 2012 they've managed to achieve the third place on the CTFtime ranking.