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Hackers Find 106 Security Vulnerabilities in U.S. Air Force Systems

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International hackers were awarded $103,883 for finding and fixing 106 security vulnerabilities in the U.S. Air Force's cybersecurity systems during a hacking event put on by the government branch, Defense One reports.

"We continue to harden our attack surfaces based on findings of the previous challenge and will add lessons learned from this round," Air Force Chief Information Security Officer Peter Kim said in a statement. "This reinforces the work the Air Force is already doing to strengthen cyber defenses and has created meaningful relationships with skilled researchers that will last for years to come."

The cybersecurity platform HackerOne invited hackers from 26 countries to expose and fix weaknesses in the USAF systems, an event titled "Hack the Air Force 2.0." Participants discovered two bugs within the first 30 second s of the competition, which started on Dec. 9, and uncovered 55 vulnerabilities after nine hours.

The program concluded on Jan. 1, and hackers by then had uncovered 106 total vulnerabilities, earning close to $104,000 for their work. Hack the Air Force 2.0 was the fourth government bug bounty hosted by HackerOne.

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International hackers were awarded $103,883 for finding and fixing 106 security vulnerabilities in the U.S. Air Force's cybersecurity systems during a hacking event put on by the government branch, Defense One reports."We continue to harden our attack surfaces based on...
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