At the opening ceremony of the WhiteHat Grand Prix 2017 (Source: www.sggp.org.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Team CLGTftMeePwn of Vietnam won the first prize at the WhiteHat Grand Prix 2017 cyber security competition, which took place in Hanoi on December 16-17 under the theme “Vietnam Heritages”.

The Vietnamese team came first with 7,211 points followed by Team 217 from China’s Taiwan 6,111 points and the US team Dogfish 4,611 points.

The grand prize was worth 225 million VND (about 10,000 USD), while the second and third prizes were valued at 2,000 USD and 1,000 USD respectively.

Jointly held by Vietnam’s technology group Bkav and the Authority of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications, the event drew 452 competitors from 62 countries and territories.

WhiteHat Grand Prix was first held in 2014 and expanded globally from 2015. In 2016, it attracted more than 500 teams from 52 countries.-VNA