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Learning Environment

Train your students with our 20 active machines, or go for VIP and gain access to our retired machines which include full walk-throughs.

Dedicated Labs

Get your own private lab for your students and choose from our full list of active and retired machines, completely on-demand.

Educational Discounts

We offer discounts to educational institutions for many of our services. Please contact us for more information about university pricing.

HTB Machine Lab

20 active and 110+ retired machines

A new machine as well as standalone challenges released on a weekly basis. Play our 20 most recent (active) machines and all active challenges for free. With VIP, you will have access to our massive retired machine pool as well as full walk-throughs.

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Simulated Corporate Environments

Pro Labs

Multiple Machines

Establish a foothold and pivot through multiple machines and networks, all a part of the same corporate environment.

Simulated Users

Interact with simulated users in a variety of ways. Leverage the weakest link to move deeper into the network.

Realistic Scenarios

Designed to mimic real-world corporate environments and teach the user techniques applicable to real life engagements.

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Pro Lab


RastaLabs is a virtual red team simulation environment, designed to be attacked as a means of learning and honing your engagement skills. The focus of the lab is operating within a Windows Active Directory environment where players must gain a foothold, elevate their privilege, be persistent and move laterally to reach the goal of Domain Admin. The lab features a combination of attacking misconfigurations and simulated users. Prior experience is not strictly required to beat the lab, but it will be a steep learning curve!

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Pro Lab


Offshore is an Active Directory lab which simulates the look and feel of a real-world corporate network. Users start from an external perspective and have to penetrate the “DMZ” and then move laterally through the CORP.LOCAL, DEV, ADMIN and CLIENT forests to complete the lab. It was designed to appeal to a wide variety of users, everyone from junior-level penetration testers to seasoned testers as well as infosec hobbyists. Players will pick up at least a few new tricks which can be immediately applied to real-world engagements.

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Pro Lab


Cybernetics is a Windows Active Directory lab environment that has gone through various real-world penetration testing engagements in the past and therefore incorporates fully-upgraded operating systems with all patches applied, which have also been greatly hardened against attacks. The objective of the lab is to operate within a Windows Active Directory environment where players must gain a foothold, elevate their privileges, gain persistence on the network and move laterally to reach the end goal of Domain Admin. Ready?

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Pro Lab


Dante is a modern, yet beginner-friendly Pro Lab that provides the opportunity to learn common penetration testing methodologies and tools. This Penetration Tester Level I lab teaches information gathering and situational awareness, privilege escalation, buffer overflows, helps you to gain familiarity with the Metasploit Framework, and much more! Upon breaching the perimeter, you are required to explore the network, moving laterally and vertically, until you gain administrative control over all hosts and reach domain admin.

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Pro Lab NEW


APTLabs simulates a targeted attack by an external threat agent against an MSP (Managed Service Provider). The lab requires prerequisite knowledge of attacking Active Directory networks. APTLabs consists of fully patched servers, prevalent enterprise technologies, a simulated WAN network, and much more! Your goal is to compromise all client networks and reach Domain Admin wherever possible. On completion of this lab, you will be familiar with long-lasting TTPs, know how to abuse enterprise technology, and be a true google-ninja.

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After hacking our invite challenge, you can apply through the universities section of the dashboard. Students can submit an application on behalf of their university, however we require an authorization form to be completed and signed by a faculty member for all applications.

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University Mini-Page

By joining you will have your own mini-page inside Hack The Box including a link to your website, your logo and a description for your university. Members of the university team are listed along with overall completion percent.

Educational Discounts

Receive discounts on Pro labs, dedicated labs, VIP and more when billed through the university. For exact pricing, please contact us.

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