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Tianfu Cup Round-Up: Safari, Chrome, D-Link Routers and Office 365 Successfully Hacked

Chinese white-hat hacking competition, the Tianfu Cup, took place over the weekend as hackers used never-before-seen zero days to compromise popular software. The Tianfu Cup aims to identify vulnerabilities through competition between hacking groups and bears many similarities to the international hacking contest Pwn2Own. The Tianfu Cup was created exclusively for Chinese citizens after international competitions were prohibited in 2018 by the Chinese Government.

This weekend, hackers successfully compromised Safari, Chrome, Office 365 Suite, and others while competing for cash prizes and international recognition. According to published reports from the event, Team 360Vulcan hacker Xiao Wei earned $200,000 for hacking VMWare. The team utilized new zero days to carry out an exploit in each category, winning the event and earning a total of $382,500. Vulcan360 previously won Pwn2Own and are notorious for their skills and persistence.

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