The first test in the UK Cyber Challenge, which is meant to find up-and-coming cyber professionals, has been cracked. The challenge, which include online and face-to-face competitions, was launched yesterday by Baroness Neville-Jones, the UK security minister.
The tests include a network defense exercise and identifying vulnerabilities in a test website as part of an online treasure hunt. A digital forensics test is also in offing, according to The Register. The challenge also has a code breaking exercise designed to draw interest.
Some members of a Facebook group claim to have already cracked the code. By the start of the competition, more than 1,700 participants had registered.
Competition organizers confirmed through Twitter that some participants had already cracked the opening code. The competition also includes around 30 prizes ranging from internships with security companies to free courses in cybersecurity.