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Who are We?

Cryptonite is a student project team of Manipal Institute of Technology. The team works in the field of ethical hacking and cybersecurity. Our areas of focus are cryptography, forensics, research, reverse engineering and web exploitation. We strive to have a deeper understanding of traditional methods and techniques in cybersecurity and their implications in today’s world.

Our Subsystems


It involves using mathematical concepts and a set of calculations in order to maintain integrity and authenticity of the information being transmitted. It protects data in the presence of 3rd parties and is widely used in our day to day lives.


Mainly used in cybercrimes, it is the investigative process of collecting, recovering, analysing and reporting any valuable digital information in devices. It is used not only to identify network vulnerabilities but also to develop ways to mitigate them.


We conduct research on topics such as Side-Channel Attacks, Intrusion Detection and Privacy Enabled Machine Learning. Apart from that we also deal with the different approaches which bring together other fields such as ML/AI, Quantum Computing.

Reverse Engineering

It is the task of deconstructing software to extract information from it. Reverse engineering helps to make a system robust hence ensuring that a system doesn’t have any significant security flaws and protects it from hackers and spyware.

Web Exploitation

It is a commonly used method to attack websites. It takes advantage of vulnerabilities that exist in order to gain control of the site, such as hosting server, which could result in loss or theft of information.

Attack / Defense

A type of cybersecurity competition where competing teams attempt to find security vulnerabilities in services run by the opposing teams. Each team works finding vulnerabilities in other team’s services while protecting their own.


We coordinate the working of the different subsystems of the team. We handle the finance, sponsorship and publicity with regards to all events held by the team, along with handling the Social media handles and the design and graphics

CTFtime Stats

We are currently ranked amongst the top 1% of the teams globally and are part of the top 10 academic teams in the country. We secured the 3rd position in Securebug Loki CTF held this year and were the national finalists for CSAW’21.

Member Achievements

Our former Board member has secured the 2nd rank in inCTF held by Amirta University in 2019. Our member was also part of the winning team of last year’s Quarantine CTF held during TechTatva. Our current Head of Reverse Engineering, Sohom Datta was rewarded 3133.70 USD/(~2 lakh INR) for identifying a bug in one of Google's front-end open source libraries as part of Google's Vulnerability Rewards Program which ia a global initiative by Google to reward external contributors and security researchers that help in keeping their users safe.

Board Members

Cynthia D'Souza

Team Manager

Aman Priyanshu

Tech Head


Cryptography head

Rajat Agarwal

Reverse Engineering head

Haseeb Khalid

Web exploitation head

Akshaya Ramesh

Design and Graphics head

Sohom Datta

Reverse Engineering head



Charan Teja

Web Exploitation


Rishabh Das

Web Exploitation & Web Development


Vedant Rishi Das

Reverse Engineering


Purnima Jain

Web Exploitation


Tanisha Agarwal



Sameer Saxena



Arkaja Sharan



Sritanvee Dabburi

Management & Writing


Swathi C

Design & Graphics


Himanshu Sandhu



Sushant Shekhar

Management & Writing


Vignesh S

Reverse Engineering & Cryptography


S Sitaraman

Web Exploitation


Yash Mandhania



Kunyalik Garg