If You Can Hack The Pentagon, The DOD Would Like To Give You Money
For the first time, the government is willing to pay hackers to find bugs in its virtual defenses.By Stephanie Liebergen | April 18, 2016
If you want to hack into secure government information, now is your chance.
April 18 marks day one of the U.S. Department of Defense's pilot program, "Hack the Pentagon." For the first time, the government is offering hackers money to find vulnerabilities within the DOD.
But it's not a free-for-all. To legally break into the Pentagon's data files, you have to register for the program through HackerOne and meet the eligibility requirements. So if you live in a country that's under U.S. trade sanctions or if you're on the list that bans you from doing business with Americans — your hacking services are not welcome.