Unfortunately, the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) 2020 in Vienna has been cancelled (COVID-19). The next Swiss Hacking Challenge for the qualification for the ECSC 2021 will start in November 2020.

Swiss Hacking Challenge (SHC)

Do you want to get into hacking and cyber security? Swiss Cyber Storm is running the Swiss Hacking Challenges for you!

Learn more about computers and how they work behind the scene! Learn more about computers and hacking - all for free!


If you are a complete Beginner, you should try the beginner challenges. The challenges are about base64 encoding, caesar cipher or rot13 encryption and HEX, BINARY, ASCII or STRINGS conversions. Very important fundamentals for every hacker! Don't worry! We help you understanding these topics. Solve the beginner challenges (help is provided) and enjoy the fun and educational puzzles and riddles. May you want to solve these things with your friends or class mates? Sure! No problem. Go ahead!


After the first level, go one level higher into the Starters challenges. These challenges and riddles are more difficult to solve. Help is provided! These puzzles are more geared towards hacking, cracking and forensics. You will learn how to decipher an encrypted message, cracking an alarm system PIN code or analyzing GPS coordinates of an image. These challenges can be solved by anyone! You can do it!


We have a Swiss Hacking Team, that is participating in the annual European Cyber Security Challenge ECSC final. Experienced hackers can try the Expert challenges and proof their knowledge. Top ranked players from the Expert level are invited to the team selection event (April 2021). It is an extraordinary opportunity representing Switzerland in this pan-European hacking contest. Former ECSC players from Team Switzerland must solve the Experts challenges too. Otherwise they will not being nominated.

Register Today

Please sign-up a Hacking-Lab account and start with the Beginner, Starters or Expert challenges. Enjoy and have fun!

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