Who we are

pwnthem0le is a Turin based CTF team, founded in 2018 by a group of students keen on Cybersecurity, after a partecipation in the CyberChallenge.IT at Politecnico di Torino.

What we do

We partecipate in CTF competitions, both jeopardy and attack-defense style, you can check our progesses on CTFTime . In 2022 we helped founding about:blankets (CTFTime ), an italian team composed of the best CTF players, partecipating in top-level competitions around the world. We host internal talks and open conferences about information security topics, and we collaborate with some departments of our university. We are the organizers of the m0leCon conference and CTF. Most importantly we keep following our passion studying, researching and improving our practical skills in the Cybersecurity world.


Board Members:

Alberto Carboneri (Alberto247)
Matteo Protopapa (matpro)
Matteo Rossi (mr96)
Stefano Alberto (Xato)

Core Members:

Alessandro Pizzorni (Pixel_01)
Andrea Angelo Raineri (Rising)
Angelo Savino (R37URN 0)
Mario Del Gaudio (hdesk)
Matteo Belluardo (MatteB_01)
Matteo Porta (0000matteo0000)
Matteo Schiff (Matte23)
Mattia Lorenzo Chiabrando (mattiabrandon)
Riccardo Zanotto (Drago)


Alessio Vannella (Syscall)
Antonio Angelo Polignano (poli)
Filippo Rossi (filippo)
Gabriele Tarantello (Gabrain24)
Giovanni Minotti (Giotino)
Giulio Balestra (iTzVirtual_)
Lorenzo Sebastiano Mathis (LorenzoSMathis)
Mattia Ricciardi (Mindlaess)
Nima Naderi Ghotbodini (Nima)
Pimen Flavian Dei (Z3r0n37)
Riccardo Azuni (MonelloTremendo)
Xiaozhen Zhu (brooklyn)


Here is a partial list of international competitions we qualified and participated to:

  • DEFCON CTF Finals 2023 (with team mhackeroni)
  • HACK-A-SAT 4 CTF Finals 2023 (with team mhackeroni)
  • Midnight Sun CTF 2023 Finals (with team about:blankets)
  • Internet Festival 2023 CTF Finals
  • RuCTF Finals 2023
  • Midnight Sun CTF 2022 Finals (with team AngryGabibbo)
  • LakeCTF Finals 2022
  • CSAW ESC 2022
  • HITB PRO CTF 2021
  • CSAW ESC 2021
  • CSAW CTF 2021
  • CSAW ESC 2020
  • CSAW CTF 2020
  • CSAW CTF 2019

Contact us

Contact us at pwnthem0le@gmail.com