Pwn2Own is a computer hacking contest held annually by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative - ZDI. Contestants are challenged to exploit widely used software and mobile devices with previously unknown vulnerabilities. Winners of the contest receive the device that they exploited and a cash prize. The total prize for each contest is up to millions of dollars.

The 2020 fall edition of Pwn2Own (Pwn2Own Tokyo) was held from 06th to 08th November 2020 in a virtual format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has limited many contestants’ traveling operations.

Today, we are proud to announce that our researchers, Nguyễn Hoàng Thạch, Shi Ji & Lucas Tay, has successfully Pwned the NETGEAR Nighthawk R7800 router in the Routers Category & Synology DiskStation DS418Play NAS in the NAS Server Category.