Winners of Pwn2Own Vancouver 2021

Pwn2Own is a computer hacking contest held annually by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative - ZDI. Contestants are challenged to exploit widely used software and mobile devices with previously unknown vulnerabilities. Winners of the contest receive the device that they exploited and a cash prize. The total prize for each contest is up to millions of dollars.

The 2021 spring edition of Pwn2Own (Pwn2Own Vancouver) was held from 06 April in a virtual format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has limited many contestants’ traveling operations. Some 23 participating teams and lone security researchers collectively earned a record $1,210,000 from a total prize pool of $1,500,000 over the three-day event.

Today, we are proud to announce that our Viettel Team with two researchers, Pham Van Khanh and Dao Trong Nghia, have been successfully Pwned to the targets Microsoft Exchange and Windows 10 in the Local Escalation .




On the Master of Pwn side (the points for teams), our Team Viettel is in top 5 with 11.5 points in total.