|Winners of the Whitehat Grand Prix 2018, which took place in Hà Nội on November 1. — Photo petrotimes.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Russian team LC1BC won the international-level Whitehat Grand Prix 2018 cyber security competition, which took place in Hà Nội on November 1.
In the final round, teams had to overcome security breaches in a challenge that lasted eight hours.
LC1BC’s first place finish came with a prize of VNĐ230 million (US$10,000). The Republic of Korea’s Coconut Coffee and Polish team P4 came second and third, earning approximately VNĐ45 million and VNĐ25 million (US$2,000 and 1,000), respectively.
Three teams from Việt Nam – Injoker10K, ACEBEA, and r3s0L – secured the fifth, sixth and eighth place, respectively.
According to Nguyễn Huy Dũng, deputy head of the Information Security Department under Ministry of Information and Communication, the competition had the highest number of participants among all Whitehat Grand Prix events to date, with 720 teams from 79 countries and territories.
Themed “Legends of Việt Nam,” the content of the competition was developed by Vietnamese and international IT engineers around 18 Vietnamese legends to promote the country’s culture. — VNS