Русский Кэпчур Зэ Флэг

The XXth of April, 2020
14th edition


RuCTF is annual open all-Russian intercollegiate competition and conference on information protection. It is our 14th of hosting RuCTF, and we are always glad to have new participants. RuCTF is conducted according to the classic CTF rules. The teams get identical servers with a set of vulnerable services which periodically receive private data, called flags, from jury. The goal of each team is to find weaknesses, remove them at their own server and use them to get flags from rivals.


In 2020 on-site finals of RuCTF competition and the conference will be held on April in Yekaterinburg. In order to take part in RuCTF finals you need to show good results in the RuCTFE 2019. Also, the winners of friendly regional russian student CTF-competitions advance to the finals. And, of course, the winners of the previous RuCTF final are invited to participate.

Organizers invite best student-only teams according to the results of RuCTF qualifying event. PhD students and recent graduates are allowed. Invited teams have to provide organizers with photocopies of their IDs to prove their status. Organizers can ask to show original documents before the competition starts. Invited teams must have from 4 to 7 people. Team playing Finals should be a subset of team playing qualifying event.


The contest isn't the only part of RuCTF! Also we have conference and, of course, traditional battles and discussion about future of CTF in Russia! Last year briefly: a lot about Web by Digital Security, and c00kies, social engeneering by pranker Lexus, hardware vulnerabilites by Egor Xarlan Litvinov and Hardware Village, a bit about simplification of work with Hex Rays from Groke, OSINT in forensics by soxoj, Lockpick section and quests in HackZone by DC7495, MechCult and friends, non-technical talks by Dmitriy Sklyarov from Positive Technologies and Sergey Krasnov from USSC.

RuCTF 2019
Cool guys hacking interesting services! They're on newspaper!


RuCTF is created by the HackerDom team from Ural Federal University. HackerDom appeared in 2005 at the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics of Ural State University.

Our main interests is studying of information security, participating in Capture the Flag competitions and organizing our own competitions. Besides RuCTF, we're making international online Attack/Defence challenge RuCTFE and task-based CTF for newbies QCTF. Also @andgein from our team has made online course about CTF on russian.

We're making RuCTF since 2008, take a look at previous events: 2008, 2008.5, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Made with love by HackerDom