Cipher Combat Beginners

1598 Registered Allowed team size: 1

This campaign is over.

starts on:
Jan 25, 2020, 12:30 AM
ends on:
Jan 25, 2020, 12:25 PM



Winners for the Contest have been announced here.

Congratulations to all!

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Registrations for this challenge have been closed. The CTF challenge will be hosted on a separate platform by HackerEarth, the details of which will be intimated to only those who registered before 6PM on 22nd Jan.

For any doubts or questions, mail your concern at

Are you someone who has just got their hands on cybersecurity? Does the idea of being a white hat hacker intrigue you?

Do you want to put your learning to test? If yes, then this Cipher Combat is just for beginners like you.

You will learn, hack, and compete with a community of white-hat hackers.

Cipher combat is a new series of HackerEarth's cybersecurity hackathons. This event is a quarterly hackathon that is stacked with interesting questions that belong to different categories such as reverse engineering, cryptography, web application, network security, scripting, forensics etc.

The registration for this hackathon strictly closes by 22nd January 2020 at 6:00 PM. So, let's quickly hit on the "register" button!

Registration is mandatory for participation. The link for the challenge and the respective usernames and passwords will be shared to all the registrants via e-mail.

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What makes you eligible for this challenge?

If you're 2020, 2021, 2022 or a 2023 graduate, you are eligible for winning the prizes. Others need not worry, HackerEarth is coming up soon with Cipher Combat 2.0 !

What's in it for you?

  • Improve your skills in different security domains, problem-solving skills, and learn more about real-world issues that we face.
  • Interaction with the community of white-hat hackers. Actively participate in the discussion forum and join our slack channel.
  • Top 30 partcipants will receive e-certificates from HackerEarth.
  • Win amazing prizes and goodies.

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Capture The Flag

Capture the Flag (CTF) is a special kind of information security competitions. These events consist of a series of challenges that vary in their degree of difficulty, and that require participants to exercise different skill sets to solve. Once an individual challenge is solved, a “flag” is given to the player and they submit this flag to the CTF server to earn points.

CTF events are usually timed, and the points are totalled once the time has expired. The winning player/team will be the one that solved the most challenges and thus secured the highest score.


Main Prizes
First Prize
USD 150

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Second Prize
USD 100

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Third Prize
USD 75

Amazon Voucher

Special Prizes
Next Top Five (5)

HackerEarth goodies

Top 30

E-certificates from HackerEarth

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