As many of you may know, back in late September we invited hackers, coders and anyone confident enough – in a battle of encryption. Starting from a $20,000 prize and going as far as betting $100,000 on the table in Round 2, here’s what happened:

You’ve probably guessed it by now, but if it is not evident enough, the results are 2:0, it’s pCloud’s win!

We’ve proven for the second time now, that we have done a great job with our file security!

Here’s how things went for us:

September 2015 – Introducing Round 1 of the Crypto Hacking Challenge, calling all hackers

Three months later, over 2,000 hackers had tried to break our encryption, unsuccessfully. Since we didn’t want to stop there, we decided to give hackers a second try and a prize raise of $100,000.

January 2016 – Round 2, Start! Waiting for the next big challenger

If there was someone, not yet taking the challenge with our pCloud Crypto, now was the chance. We gave hackers another 3 months to win $100,000. In the end, however, 0 successful hacks were made.

And here we are at the end of the challenge. Unbreakable. Unhacked. More confident in pCloud Crypto’s level of security than ever.

Close to 3,000 people took part in the pCloud Crypto Hacking Challenge.

They represented 92 countries, and the U.S, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Italy and India leading the bandwagon.

A total of 14,384 hack attempts were made (none of them successful of course) by 613 hacking organizations, 21 tech universities and more.


If you’re interested in the files, no one managed to reveal in Round 2, head over to The Crypto Pass is already there, waiting for you!