‘Hack the Pentagon’ registration opens for some, but background checks could exclude others

Apr 2nd, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Crime and Police Actions, Military, Technology William Nissen 1 min read

The Pentagon is offering $150,000 for hackers who can find holes in the Defense Department’s public facing websites, but cyber experts with sketchy pasts needn’t apply: The federal government’s first ever bug bounty program is taking heat for requiring participants to pass a background check.