TISC 2021 Summary
PALINDROME's operations foiled!
PALINDROME' s attacks have been foiled and it's all thanks to the worthy cybersecurity experts that answered our call! Your ingenuity and perseverance in tackling the challenges brought down PALINDROME! Singaporeans can finally sleep safe and sound... for now.
Big shoutout also to the challenge creators (a.k.a. agents of PALINDROME 😉)! TISC wouldn't have been as challenging without your brilliance. Your identity will now be revealed:
Level 1 - Scratching the Surface
Level 2 - Dee Na Saw
Creator: George Chen (Linkedin)
Level 3 - Needle in a Greystack
Creator: Li Bailin (Linkedin)
Level 4 - The Magician’s Den
Creator: Chua Wei Kiat (Linkedin)
Level 5 - Need for Speed
Level 6 - Knock Knock, Who’s There
Level 7 - The Secret
Creator: He Feixiang (Linkedin)
Level 8 - Get-Shwifty
Level 9 - 1865 Text Adventure
Creator: Jeremy Heng (Linkedin)(Github)
Level 10 - Malware for UwU
Creator Digital Badge
our challenge creators will receive an exclusive Digital Badge which
they can display on their LinkedIn profile and other social
experts answered the call in TISC 2021 to stop PALINDROME, with 387 solving at least one sub-challenge for Level 1 (there were 10 sub-challenges for Level 1). Here are some stats on their accomplishment.
TISC 2021 Cash Prize Winners
A total of $30,000 cash prize was up for grabs under this year’s prize pool system. In recognition of their cybersecurity skills and hard work, TISC 2021's cash prizes will be awarded to:
Eugene Lim Zhi Wei
Highest level completed: 10
Cash prize: $25,000
Choo Yi Kai
Highest level completed: 8
Cash prize: $5,000
We are proud to announce that TISC 2021 concluded with two worthy winners! Eugene, a veteran in the CTF scene, described his experience as an odyssey, having to spend more than a hundred hours cracking his head against seemingly impossible tasks. Yi Kai, a 2nd year university student, managed to muster up enough courage to join his first ever CTF - TISC 2021. Truly an amazing achievement for a CTF newbie!
PALINDROME’s parting gift
Top 30 participants who completed the most number of challenges in the fastest time will also receive PALINDROME's parting gift, an Arduino UNO mini challenge.
TISC 2021 Badge of Completion
TISC 2021 participants who completed at least 5 levels will receive an exclusive Digital Badge of Completion to level up their LinkedIn profile and other social media pages.
Scoreboard of top participants
Below are the participants who have completed at least 5 levels of challenges.
PALINDROME’s parting gift will also be given to the next 18 participants who have completed the most number of levels in the fastest time.
Below are the winners' write-up. We have also included write-ups with interesting solves. Links are all embedded in blue.
Badge of Participation
All participants will receive a digital badge as a little memento for their participation in TISC 2021, which they can also share on their LinkedIn page or other social media pages.