Hi, I'm Minh.
I do cybersecurity.

I'm a 19 year old security researcher studying Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In my free time, I play CTFs and code random things.


Latest post:

This is the story of how I created a botnet of IPTVs to rickroll 10,000+ students for my senior prank.

Here are my certifications.

I am committed to reaching the highest standards and pushing the limits of my knowledge.

Below are some of my experiences.


I'm humbled to be one of the club admins for SIGPwny (the Special Interest Group for Information Security at UIUC). I help run our weekly presentations, organize events and socials, and play CTFs with my talented peers! We also run UIUCTF in the summer!

Go to sigpwny.com

SIGPwny at CypherCon 2022

101sec Cyber Team

During high school, I established 101sec as a student-led program with the mission to make infosec engaging for students. I helped organize events, recruit new members, and educate others about cybersecurity. Today, I continue to mentor the team.

Go to 101sec.net

101sec CyberPatriot XIII National Finals team

FIRST Robotics

I'm proud to have competed in FIRST robotics for over eight years and I'm honored to be a part of FIRST alumni. During my time with WildStang (FRC 111), I worked heavily with Java using a custom framework to program functions for the robot. I also developed strong communication and teamwork skills.

WildStang at FRC 2019 World Championship
2019 Midwest Regional
2019 Seven Rivers Regional
2019 Carson Division
Skills Competition Winner
2021 Krypton Group - Infinite Recharge at Home



  • National Honor Society
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • Illinois State Scholar
  • RMHS '21 Graduate with Highest Honors
  • RMHS '21 Information Technology Senior Medallion


  • CyberPatriot X - 3rd Place Illinois
  • CyberPatriot XI - Semifinalist, 2nd Place Illinois
  • CyberPatriot XII - Semifinalist, 2nd Place Illinois
  • CyberPatriot XIII - National Finalist (Top 12), 1st Place Illinois

CTF Competitions

NameRankTeam or Alias
NCL Spring 2018 Preseason789 / 3124WhiteHoodHacker
NCL Spring 2018 Individual Game577 / 2452WhiteHoodHacker
NCL Spring 2019 Preseason104 / 4482WhiteHoodHacker
NCL Spring 2019 Individual Game60 / 3607WhiteHoodHacker
ångstromCTF 2019383 / 1570verybad
NCL Spring 2019 Team Game61 / 548101sec
NCL Spring 2020 Preseason9 / 5379WhiteHoodHacker
NCL Spring 2020 Individual Game68 / 5357White
NCL Spring 2020 Team Game97 / 925101sec
TJCTF 2020474 / 1205101sec
LBC2 2021 Advanced Division 4 / 16101sec
NCL Spring 2021 Preseason11 / 5794White
NCL Spring 2021 Individual Game5 / 4180White
National Cyber Scholarship Competition 202110 / 3277WhiteHoodHacker
CIHSCDC 20211 / 8101sec
TAMUctf 202131 / 343ACS Sirius
HackTheBox Cyber Apocalypse 2021112 / 4740bob
FAUST CTF 202132 / 77Applied Cybersecurity Society
HSCTF 813 / 1162icypete
redpwnCTF 20213 / 1416OpeOnlyOverflows
UIUCTF 2021OrganizerSIGPwny
CSAW '21 Qualifiers2 / 1214SIGPwny
PBjar CTF 202111 / 560[sqrt(-1) + 1]
Aviation ISAC Collegiate CTF8 / 22IrisSec
pbctf 202126 / 210IrisSec
NCL Fall 2021 Preseason2 / 6506[email protected]
SIGPwny Fall CTF 2021OrganizerSIGPwny
NCL Fall 2021 Individual Game103 / 6475White
MetaCTF Campus Party Canada CTF 20215 / 28WhiteHoodHacker
NCL Fall 2021 Team Game8 / 3910TNTECH
CPTC 2021 Western RegionalN/AUIUC
MetaCTF CyberGames 20214 / 1343SIGPwny
Dragon CTF 202150 / 247SIGPwny
MetaRed International CTF 2021 - 5th Stage4 / 144SIGPwny
Tracer FIRE 10 @ UIUC1 / 13table3
CyberSEED 20223 / 119SIGPwny
PlaidCTF 202227 / 431Cornfield Computer Crew
Wolverine Security Conference CTF 20223 / 516SIGPwny
CrewCTF 20229 / 758SIGPwny
b01lers CTF 20224 / 653SIGPwny
CypherCon 2022 OSINT CTF1 / 31SIGPwny
ångstromCTF 202292 / 1180SIGPwny
BYUCTF 20226 / 435SIGPwny
DEF CON CTF Qualifier 202276 / 470Cornfield Computer Crew

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