Pentagon Bug Bounty Contest Uncovers at Least 100 Vulnerabilities

Pentagon Bug BountyMore than 1,400 hackers signed up to hammer at the U.S. Department of Defense’s computer systems in search of security flaws during a 24-day pilot program.

The U.S. Department of Defense finally revealed how its systems fared in a $150,000 bug-finding contest, where vetted hackers were given rewards for finding significant vulnerabilities.On June 10, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told attendees at the Defense One Tech Summit that more than 1,400 security specialists applied to take part in the “Hack the Pentagon” program. Hackers that passed background checks and then participated in the contest found more than 100 security flaws, he said.

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