Air Raid: (noun) An attack by military aircraft, especially when armed with bombs and rockets; an attack by armed planes on a ground or surface target.

Air Raid: (security) Penetration of organizational and personal wireless airspace by attackers with malicious intent.

Tournament Date, Time & Venue

Important Announcement (5 Nov 07):
Due to last week's official announcement of the Thai Elections to be held on 23 Dec 07, the tournament has been rescheduled to Feb 2008 when the venue next becomes available. Stay tuned for more details!
Update (1 Feb 08) - Our Thai partner has confirmed the venue! The event date is now confirmed as follows:

27 March 2008
CentralWorld Shopping Complex
(former World Trade Center)
Level 1, Eden Zone
4 Rajdamri Road, Patumwan

Tournament Description

Wireless networks using 802.11 and Bluetooth have become common deployments in today’s corporate environments.

To underscore the importance of securing these wireless networking technologies, ThinkSECURE is following up our original and hugely successful AIRRAID wireless hacking tournament (held in 2005 in Singapore), with the new and bigger AIRRAID2!

According to our Thai partners, this is Thailand's FIRST-EVER public, organized hacking tournament of any kind (it's definitely Thailand's first-ever wireless hacking tournament!)

Like the original AIRRAID, this is NOT your typical "war-driving-how-many-APs-can-you-find-in-5-hrs" format that everyone else does, but a REAL WIRELESS HACKING contest against a PURPOSE-BUILT, ENTERPRISE-CLASS, WIRELESS & WIRED NETWORK AND SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE just like you would find in real-world organizations! Only this time, we've got even more wireless challenges and bigger infrastructure to hack!

Judges will score the teams on the basis of time and difficulty. The faster they can conduct a successful penetration against this target infrastructure, the more points they score. If they can breach the perimeter, they face other tough challenges in trying to hack into various distributed systems to retrieve information. Participants will be required to think-outside-the-box in order to successfully accomplish their mission. We've also provided numerous side objectives that we call "Kamikazes" to ramp up the excitement factor!

AIRRAID2 is THE showcase event for practical wireless security and the push to make many organizations understand that practical wireless security is more than just access-points, simple war-driving or limited to WiFi.

Participant Requirements

Participants need to bring their own equipment (laptops, wireless cards, bluetooth dongles, CAT5, etc).

Prior to the start of the event, there will be a short rules briefing session for all participants present. Participants will also be required to go through the typical formalities, e.g. fill in a standard indemnity/liability-waiver form absolving the organizers of any liability from any damage that may occur to participant's equipment.

Participant Eligibility

This tournament is open to anyone willing to make the trip to Bangkok, Thailand this coming 27th March 2008.

While there is no fee charged for participating in the event, participants will need to cover their own transport, accommodation and meal expenses.

On the positive side, all qualifying teams will stand a chance to win the 1st place cash prize of THB 100,000 sponsored by our Thai partner and various other prizes. Our Thai partner tells us that the event will also be recorded for Thai national TV so you could become famous (or notorious!) in Thailand...


Team registration is FREE!
(min of 1 person per team, 4 pax max per team)

Registration starts: 18th Sept 2007 @ 0000hrs GMT+8

Registration ends: 20th Mar 2008 @ 2359hrs GMT+8

After registering, we will contact you by email with further instructions regarding the event. Registrants should not make any travel or accommodation arrangements until they have received and read the official email containing the further directions and instructions. Please ensure you submit a valid email address!

If there are no more seats left or if you cannot register in time, all is not lost - you can still turn up on the day itself and compete in a pre-tournament qualifying challenge for a place in the pool of seats reserved for on-site registrations.

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“Your Airspace Isn’t Private Anymore.”

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