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DoD Invites Hackers to Hack the Pentagon

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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DoD Invites Hackers to Hack the Pentagon

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The Department of Defense has announced that it will invite hackers to test the cybersecurity infrastructure of the Pentagon in a bug bounty program – the first ever in the history of the federal government. A pilot program by the Department of Defense will see ‘vetted’ hackers test their hacking prowess on the department’s public webpages to look for vulnerabilities. The bug bounty program will use commercial sector crowdsourcing platforms for the endeavor, according to a press release by the Department of Defense. Participants in the bug bounty program will have to be registered and willingly submit to a background…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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At a Department of Defense (DoD) briefing past week, it…