TOFEL Beginner, a white hacker team from KAIST, won first place in the SECCON CTF 2014 international hacking competition held in Tokyo last December.
The team is made up of two KAIST graduate students and two researchers from a private security company based in Korea: In-Soo Yoon of Computer Science, Eun-Soo Kim of the Graduate School of Information Security (GSIS), and Jong-Ho Lee and Jung-Hoon Lee of Raon Secure.
Of 4,186 competitors, 24 teams made it to the finals. The TOFEL Beginner took the lead with 4,506 points compared with HITCON (3,112 points) of Taiwan and PPP (2,858 points) of the USA.
The KAIST team will next participate in the DEF CON Hacking Conference this year.