Sign up

Are you with a registered organisation? Sign up to experience an engaging learning experience:

  • Hands-on cyber security labs.
  • High quality training materials.
  • Hack boxes and randomised challenges.

Guest access? Register a guest account to explore a limited range of events and experiences open to guests:

  • Taster labs, to explore Hacktivity.
  • Open days, to explore LBU courses.
  • Announcements about upcoming events.

Ready for the full experience? Learn more about the benefits of membership, delivering Hacktivity within your organisation!

A Premium Hacking Experience

Full desktop operating systems in our cloud:

  • Your own instances of various operating systems and hacking environments, for every challenge. (Unlike other hacking platforms)
  • Take and restore snapshots of the state of your systems. (Unlike other hacking platforms)

Servers uniquely generated for you to hack:

  • Every server is uniquely generated, with randomised challenges. (Unlike any other hacking platform.)
  • No shared instances, except where it’s a benefit. (Unlike other hacking platforms, where other users can often interrupt your work.)
  • You can stop and restart your servers, and take snapshots and restore their state.
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A Unique Learning Experience

Learning pathways (modules/"hacktivities") carefully designed to level you up:

  • Hands on hacking and defensive cyber security: you will learn theory and always apply it to solve practical tasks and challenges.
  • The emphasis is on learning through doing, and through approaching problems with offensive security in mind.
  • Capture the Flag (CTF) in every cyber security module!
  • Comprehensive labs provide in-depth knowledge: dig in to the details.
  • Our curriculum is based on the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK).
  • Our key cyber security degrees are provisionally accredited by the National Cyber Security Centre.

Hacktivity Status

Total solved

VMs hosted

VMs up



A Huge Amount of Content

A huge amount of content awaits you:

  • Hundreds of scenarios with thousands of challenges.
  • Full length labs, that will build your knowledge and confidence, by challenging you to put everything you learn into practice.
  • 70+ Lecture videos covering important concepts and tools.

Gamified fun learning:

  • Leaderboards.
  • Team work.
  • Fun scenarios.

Cutting Edge Technology

Hacktivity builds on the technology we develop and deploy.


  • Randomises hacking challenges and lab environments (this is unique, other platforms only use static challenges)
  • Provides realistic scenarios with real systems that can be attacked and defended


  • Enables defensive and investigative challenges
  • Work at your own pace and interact with Hackerbot, who attacks your systems
  • Fun and enjoyable

Our virtualisation datacenter:

  • We have invested in making sure our users have a great experience, whether working on campus or working remotely
  • Uses SPICE for responsive and high quality access to remote VM desktops

Register and login

Jump in:

  1. Login or register.
  2. Link your Hacktivity account with your student account.
  3. Sign up to the modules you are enrolled on.
  4. Sign up to compete in competitions.
  5. Have fun!

Learn more about the benefits of membership, delivering Hacktivity within your organisation!