Welcome to Seculert’s Malware Reverse Engineering Challenge

Win up to NIS 5,000

Challenge Rules:

  1. The challenge and prizes apply only to Israeli residents, 21 years old and above.
  2. In order to win NIS 5,000 you must be the FIRST to submit a perfect malware reverse engineering solution (see below guidelines) by 9 February 2014.
  3. If you submit an almost perfect answer, we will send you further guidelines and directions in order to help you perfect it.
  4. Only the first 10 reverse engineers who submit a perfect or perfected solution before the closing date will win a prize and enter the “Malware Reversers Hall of Fame“. The first prize is NIS 5,000 and the remaining 9 slots are NIS 2,000 each.
  5. For the winners: If you are interested, we will invite you for an interview.
  6. Refer this challenge to a friend (send them an email and CC challenge@seculert.com), and if we hire them you will win NIS 2,000.

Challenge Guidelines:

  • Download, at your own risk(!!!), the malware sample zip file from http://www.sendspace.com/file/s8q4k2
  • The password for the zip file is: infected
  • Feel free to use any reverse engineering tool you are comfortable with. We recommend IDA Pro / OllyDbg.
  • In order to complete a full communication session between the malware and the C2 server, the malware code might need to perform 3 different actions. A perfect solution must include all different actions as well as an explanation of the process.


Ready to submit your perfect or near perfect solution? Got a question?
Contact the Seculert’s Research Lab experts at challenge@seculert.com