This meeting was run over Webinar an online 'follow-along hack' walk-through and we walked through the steps required to register for an account on HackTheBox.
Hack The Box was formed in 2017 by James Hooker and Haris Pylarinos and the UK-based platform has become a very popular online platform for individuals, universities & colleges and corporate organisations all over the world.
It is described as "A massive playground for you to learn and improve your pen-testing skills" and there are plenty of labs to get stuck into as well as forums and competitions.
However there is a catch! In order to register you will need a Token and to get that token you will need to actually "hack the box" - yes, you need to hack the platform in order to get an account on the platform (absolute genius!)
In this month's Cyber Wales CTF Cluster meeting we walked through some of the aspects of this mulit-part hack in a webinar and all of the attendees were able to follow along. Those who paid attention and were good enough ended up with an account on the platform.
Here is a slide deck showing the HackTheBox Entry Flag Run-through
One of our members, Neil from Gower College was on the Webinar and streamed it over his Twitch channel to over 40 of this students. Here is a link to the recording of that stream - https://www.twitch.tv/videos/586557422 - Thank you Neil!