Yes, you read that right. The US Department of Defense has created a bug bounty program where they will pay anyone who can find vulnerabilities in their public-facing systems and applications. The program kicked off on the 4th of July and will run until the 11th of July. They have also allocated a budget of US$110,000 for this program, and payments range from a few hundred dollars for more minor vulnerabilities and can run into thousands for more severe ones.
Bug bounty programs have become very popular over the past couple of years, and many private companies like Microsoft and Google pay out daily to white hat hackers worldwide who find security holes in their products. The Pentagon now see the value in reaching out to the world to see if they can break in and will pay them for their successful efforts.
Bug bounty platform maker HackerOne is running the program, and you can see more details by going HERE. It ends in five days, so if you want to be part of this inspiring program, you must move fast.
Let us know how you get on 🙂
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team