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Update III

2 years, 6 months ago

Around 6:30 PM EDT on May 1, a competitor publicly released flags for a majority of the problems in Round 3: Wicked Web. Submissions made thereafter are disregarded by both the Wicked Web scoreboard and the overall scoreboard. The prizes for Wicked Web are now as follows: The top 10 eligible teams in Wicked Web will be awarded prizes worth $50 each. The prizes for all other rounds as well as the overall contest can be viewed on the prizes page.

By the end of Monday, May 9, we will have contacted teams of high enough rankings with instructions about prizes. If you think you qualify for a prize but were using a disposable email service like YOPmail or Mailinator, please email contact@pactf.com by noon EDT on Monday, May 9 to receive further instructions.

Thank you for your participation in PACTF 2016!

Update II

2 years, 6 months ago

At the latest, the status of prizes will be confirmed by the end of Friday, May 6. Winners will be contacted by Monday, May 9, and confirmed by Sunday, May 15. This info applies to the overall contest and all rounds.

Update I

2 years, 6 months ago

We are currently working behind the scenes. Please wait for further updates, which will be posted here later today.

Round 3 Has Ended

2 years, 6 months ago

Due to fraudulent activity, we ended Round 3 on May 1 at 6:00 PM EDT, 6 hours earlier than scheduled. Please await further announcements, which will be posted here. Thank you for your patience!

Issues Fixed!

2 years, 6 months ago
This announcement affects the following problems: Heartbroken A Fierce Attacker

Please note that the address for Heartbroken has changed. The earlier clarification is still in effect.

The issue with Fierce Attacker has been resolved, but please note that the URL has changed.

Grading for Heartbroken

2 years, 6 months ago
This announcement affects the following problems: Heartbroken

If you have obtained a private key but your flag is not being accepted, email the key to contact@pactf.com before your timer ends. If such a submission is manually verified to be correct, you will be awarded points regardless of the state of your timer at the time of verification.

Round 3 has started!

2 years, 6 months ago

Round 3, Wicked Web, has begun! Note that this round there will be little to no hints offered on any problems. Make sure to read each problem very carefully to determine what’s asked for!