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Hack the Air Force yields 207 validated cyber vulnerabilities

August 10, 2017 |
Courtney Albon
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A federal bug bounty program aimed at incentivizing ethical hackers to uncover cyber vulnerabilities in Air Force networks resulted in the identification of 207 valid vulnerabilities. Through a partnership between the Defense Department and platform security provider HackerOne, the service ran a 24-day challenge between May 30 and June 23 to identify potential bugs in its public-facing IT domains. The event drew 272 hackers -- all of whom were vetted -- who received "bounties" totaling $130,000 for discovering the vulnerabilities...

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