Hackers Find 138 Security Gaps In Pentagon Websites

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This is allegedly the first time the government approached outsiders to find network vulnerabilities, and apparently it turned out pretty well—for some of the hackers, anyway.

…white-hat hackers were turned loose on five public Pentagon internet pages and were offered various bounties if they could find unique vulnerabilities. The Pentagon says 1,410 hackers participated in the challenge and the first gap was identified just 13 minutes after the hunt began. Overall, they found 1,189 vulnerabilities, but a review by the Pentagon determined that only 138 were valid and unique. The experiment cost $150,000. Of that, about half was paid out to the hackers as bounties, including one who received the maximum prize of $15,000 for submitting a number of security gaps. Others received varying amounts, to as low as $100.
 
"Let's have the government run our health care and ensure the privacy of our personal information, what could possibly go wrong?"
 
"Let's have the government run our health care and ensure the privacy of our personal information, what could possibly go wrong?"
If your personal information is going to get stolen from healthcare it's going to come from simply someone who works at your insurance, health provider etc copying and selling it the time and true easy method for criminals rather than hacking.
 
If your personal information is going to get stolen from healthcare it's going to come from simply someone who works at your insurance, health provider etc copying and selling it the time and true easy method for criminals rather than hacking.
I'm pretty sure the answer is that both are possibilities. However his scenario is way more likely than yours. Websites get hacked every minute of the day on the internet. Not that many people are going to risk their jobs to sell one individuals personal healthcare information.
 
I'm pretty sure the answer is that both are possibilities. However his scenario is way more likely than yours. Websites get hacked every minute of the day on the internet. Not that many people are going to risk their jobs to sell one individuals personal healthcare information.
You mean their minimum wage data entry jobs?
 
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