Photo gallery 2014

Critical Infrastructure Attack or How to Hack a Whole City

Olga Kochetova setting up the ATM for the contest Leave ATM Alone

The second day of PHDays IV CTF begins

PPP from the US, the winners in 2011

Hands-on Lab is in full swing

The round table “State and Cybersecurity”

Maria Garnaeva and Sergey Lozhkin speaking about botnets

Alisa Esage (Shevchenko)

Critical Infrastructure Attack

A beanbag chair is a hacker’s best friend

The more the merrier

Alexander Peslyak (Solar Designer) speaking about password hashing

Smart TV Insecurity

What are “compromise indicators” and what are they for?

Eric Filiol on contemporary history of cryptography

David Oswald speaking about side-channel attacks

What will happen if the signal lights and boom barrier stop working?

Impressioning attacks by Toool

Trying to hack the QIWI terminal

Dragon Sector, the winners of CTF

Sergey Gordeychik, the forum’s director

Vladimir Dubrovin from Mail.Ru going to smash the prize MacBook Air

The MacBook Air survives and goes to the winner of the contest Huck Me

John-users, the contestants of Hash Runner

The winners of Survive Hacking

The PHDays IV CTF award ceremony

The registration counter, the first day of the forum

Participants getting ready for the start of PHDays IV

The first presentation is about to start

Kirill Kertsenbaum discussing MDM, BYOD etc.

Robert Griffin about attack prevention

Fabricating keys

Critical Infrastructure Security

Tom Van Goethem telling about vulnerabilities in WordPress

Dave Chronister presenting his report “Give Me Your Data!”

Dave discovering very important data on devices and hard drives bought on eBay

Old School: trying to hack the soviet coin-operated telephone

SCADA Strangelove telling about new vulnerabilities in ICS

Ignacio Paredes presenting his report “Industrial Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection in Europe”

Alexander Sverdlov’s four-hour workshop on incident investigation

Participants of the workshop “How to React to Security Incidents: Investigation of a Cyber-Attack”

The report “Big Data on Social Networks: No Need for NSA’s Special Surveillance to Keep Track of You”. The hall is packed

Igor Ashmanov’s report became the most quoted in social networks

The presentation is over, but the audience wants more

Beauties from Mail.Ru resting

Alexey Zhukov about cryptography in the Internet of Things

Karsten Nohl presenting “Mobile Network Attack Evolution”

Tin foil hats waiting for their owners (the Survive Hacking contest)

The laboratory of 3D printing. Drawing with a 3D pen

The second day of PHDays IV CTF

Another try at hacking the pay terminal

More than 2,500 people from 18 countries took part in the forum

The payphone holds the field

The Leave ATM Alone contest

Modern 3D printers are not much larger than common printers

William Hagestad II: comparing Iranian, Chinese and North Korean hacking worlds

Unlock the tablet to access the HMI of the “insane home”

Despite the toylike look of the model, the ICSs are used in real life

PHDays IV CTF: last hours, the suspense is terrific

Hacking again!

Andrey Masalovich presenting his report on competitive intelligence

Making themselves comfortable

Maxim Tsoy, one of the leading organizers of PHDays IV CTF (center)

Andrey Petukhov, Dmitry Sklyarov and Andrey Moskvitin (from left to right) at the section “Threats 3.0”

Two hats are better than one

2drunk2hack: kyprizel took first place, second place went to coolzor, and balda took third place

Maxim Kutylov, the permanent moderator of the PHDays forum

2drunk2hack: hackers should be able to overcome any difficulties

Forum’s participants


Boris Simis tells about real security

Vladimir Zhirinovsky at PHDays

Choo Choo Pwn

Sergey Gordeychik, PHDays architect

Marc Heuse’s talk

Olga Kochetova’s lab


Miroslav Štampar presenting

Aestetix speaking

Choo Choo Pwn hands-on lab

Round table ‘The Role of the Young of Today on the Information Security Market of Russia’

Nick Galbreath speaking

Tao Wan presenting

TOOOL’s presentation

Travis Goodspeed’s talk

Alexander Gostev speaking

SCADA Strangelove team

Alexander Sverdlov’s talk

Andrey Masalovich presenting

Choo Choo Pwn

Artem Harutyunyan’s presentation

Dmitry Nedospasov and Thorsten Schreder’s talk

Max Goncharov speaking


Discussion ‘ICS Security — an Oxymoron or the Task of the Decade?’

Michail Yemelyannikov’s talk

Fyodor Yarochkin presenting

Eric Jimmy Anklesarai presenting

Alexander Antukh's presentation

Boris Ryutin's presentation

Vladimir Vorontsov's presentation

Dmitry Ugryumov's presentation

Ilya Trifalenkov's presentation

Olga Kochetova preparing the ATM before the lab

SDLC’s panel discussion ‘Is SDLC a Whim, a Vagary of Fashion, or Regulatory Bodies' Requirement?’

Choo Choo Pwn













2600 competition

2600 competition

2600 competition

Choo Choo Pwn competition



The Labirinth

The Labirinth

The Labirinth

The Labirinth

The Labirinth






The Labyrinth’s start

The morning before the forum

Forum’s participants

Hall atmosphere

Hall atmosphere

TOOL and the bomb

Game Zone

ATM's internals and typical vulnerabilities demonstrated to foreign visitors

The Labyrinth

Lockpicking workshop

Lockpicking contest

The organizers preparing to the forum

The organizers examining the venue

The first stage of the Labyrinth

The winners of the Labyrinth


Information desk


Dumpster Diving

Dumpster Diving

Dumpster Diving

Dumpster Diving




Forum’s participants

Forum’s participants

The Labyrinth final

The Labyrinth final

The bear, widely known in narrow circles

Traditional 2drunk2hack




2drunk2hack — passions are rising

Famous geohot will soon win 2drunk2hack

Geohot at the award ceremony

CTF winners

Eindbazen, the CTF winners

PPP, silver prize winners

The third place is taken by More Smoked Leet Chicken

Choo Choo Pwn winners

$natch winners


Awarding ceremony

Awarding ceremony

Awarding ceremony

Awarding ceremony

Awarding ceremony


Press Conference

Bruce Schneier's Speech

Datuk Mohd Noor Amin' Speech

PHDays Guests

Jerry Gamblin's Speech

Maria Garnayeva's Speech

Marcus Niemietz's Speech

Mercy Shelley's Speech

Thibault Koechiln's Speech

Sergey Gordeychik's Speech

Sergey Gordeychik's Speech

Alexey Lukatsky' Speech

Travis Goodspeed's Speech

Andrey Belenko' Speech

Alexander Peslyak's Speach

Vladimir Kochetkov's Speech

Miroslav Stampar's Speech

Fyodor Yarochkin's Speech

Seeing once is better Section

Human Resources Section

Seeing once is better Section

PHDays Guests

PHDays Guests

PHDays Guests

Section on Banking Security

Hands-on Lab by Andres Riancho

Hands-on Lab by Vladimir Lepikhin

Hands-on-Lab by Nikhil Mittal

Hands-on-Lab by Pierre-Marc Bureau

Hands-on-Lab on Remote Banking Security

Hands-on-Lab on Remote Banking Security


SCADA hands on lab

Hack the RFID

Hack the RFID


Hacking FreeBSD 8.3

Nikita Tarakanov Compiting in Hack2own

Hijacking AR.Drone




root@phdays.ctf aka Dmitry Evteev

CTF. 0daysober, Switzerland

CTF. BIOS, India

CTF. FluxFingers, Germany

CTF. Eindbazen, Netherlands

Dumpster Diving

CTF Rubbish Task

PPP 's Dumpster-Diving

In the Hall

Behind the Scene

Soviet Gaming Machines

In the Lobby

A Positive Employer

The Neuron Hackspace

Famous Speakers in Focus

Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier

Mikhail Yemelyannikov and a Camera

AR.Drone Winners

Matt Dickoff - AR.Drone Winner

Taking a Break

Chair Are Not Enough

Too Drunk to Hack

Too Drunk to Hack. Emotions High, Passions Rising

Too Drunk to Hack

Competition Awards

Award Ceremony. $natch Winner

CTF Winners - Leet More, Russia

CTF Silver medalists - 0daysober, Switzerland

CTF grand prize

CTF grand prize in the winner's hands

CTF Bronze Medalists - Int3pids, Spain

CTF Awards

CTF Awards

Underwood Performance


The weather set a positive mood even before the event began.

The first steps into the Molodaya Gvardiya club made it clear for the attendees: it was the right place.

The rush hour was pretty tough for everyone. The organizers promised to take it into consideration :)

The members of the PPP team, USA, still unaware of their upcoming victory at the PHD CTF 2011…

For 8 hours, the PHD CTF 2011 playground turned into a field of an intensive struggle.

The contestants of the PHD CTF 2011 were overwhelmed with emotions, but there was no single second to get distracted.

The hacker contest was the center of everyone's attention.

A few screens displayed each step of the CTF contestants in the real-time mode.

The organizers promised to enlarge the font size on the scoreboard next time :)

There was no single minute when the playground was empty.

Non-contestants were truly engrossed with the competitions.

The laptop was successfully hacked and awarded to the winner as promised.

The business program was carried out in five sections at the same time.

The mood of the seminars fluctuated from informal…

…up to formal and quite serious.

The end of the day saw the funniest Too Drunk to Hack contest for all comers.

To mark the end of the forum, the attendees cut and ate a cake adorned with the logotype of the event…

….and enjoyed a hilarious and positive performance of a popular Russian band Neschastny Sluchai (The Accident).