«Hack The Hacker» - the escape room

A criminal hacker has infected the computer system of your organization with ransomware. All data is encrypted. Your team has to outwit the hacker and rescue the data. Will you discover the decryption code?

Gain the knowledge. Face the threat. Hack The Hacker.


Ransomware in your organization

A click on a link in an email infects the computer system of your organization with ransonmware. It's up to you and your colleagues to rescue the data. You have to put down the attack of the criminal hacker. 

The mission of your team is to discover the code that revokes the encryption executed by the malicious software. Together with up to 6 people you have to search the hacker's den for hidden hints and clues. 

In order to find them and to solve all the puzzles you have to turn into hackers yourselves. Outwit the hacker and save your organization!

What is ransomware?  

Ransomware is malware that encrypts all the data on the infected computer. Without the correct decryption code the data is lost. The attacker is making money out of it, through blackmailing the data owner: money in exchange for the code. 

It is advised not to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee for getting back the data.

Between April 2016 and March 2017 more than 2.5 Mio. users have been confronted with ransomware. 2017 every second company was affected. The average damage per organization adds up to around CHF 123'000 per case. 


Hack The Hacker


Duration: ca. 2 h
Number of participants: max. 6 pers.
Target group: employees of all fields, students
Location:  SWITCH
Werdstrasse 2
8004 Zurich
Price: on request

The website "No More Ransom!" helps victims of ransomware decrypting the data without paying the ransom to the criminals.