RuCTFE is an annual online international challenge in information security. It was held for 4 times already.

The contest is driven by classic rules. Each team gets a virtual machine image containing the set of vulnerable services. Once in a while the jury fills services with private information — the flags. The goal of each team is to find vulnerabilities, fix them on their server and exploit them in order to get flags from other teams. Please refer to the rules page and Wikipedia article for slightly more info.

RuCTFE 2013 starts December 14, 2013 at 10:00 UTC and will last for 9 hours. As usual, the network will be closed for the first hour. The registration opens on November 24 and it will continue until participants number reaches 150.

3584\ EUR
This year the prize fund is again slightly bigger. Winner takes 2048 €, second place takes 1024 €, the third — 512 €


14 Oct 2013
RuCTFE 2013 is officially announced.
24 Nov 2013
Registration is opened.
07 Dec 2013
We've send VPN configs and certificates.
13 Dec 2013
Vulnerable image is available.
14 Dec 2013 10:00 UTC
RuCTFE 2013 start.


13 Dec 2013
ITM holding provides help for devteam in organization questions.
13 Dec 2013
07 Dec 2013
We have send VPN configs and certificates to teams. If you haven't received it yet, please send message to All network setup instructions are here


Router and test images \

Needed to connect to the VPN
and to test connectivity

Network status page \

Reflects the current status
of teams. Make sure your team
is up before competition starts

Vulnbox image \

Essential to the game.
Make sure you have downloaded
it before competition starts.