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Cyber Command’s Bug Bounty Program Uncovers More Than 30 Vulnerabilities

Ethical hackers have found nine “high severity” vulnerabilities and one “critical” vulnerability across Department of Defense proxies, virtual private networks, and virtual desktops through the “Hack the Proxy,” bug bounty program, the DOD’s Defense Digital Service and HackerOne announced Monday.

In addition to the high severity and critical vulnerabilities uncovered, “Hack the Proxy” found 21 “medium” or “low severity” vulnerabilities. Defense Digital Service and HackerOne spokespeople did not immediately return requests for comment on what kinds of vulnerabilities constitute as “high severity,” “critical,” or “medium/low severity.”

The bug bounty program, sponsored by U.S. Cyber Command, zeroed in on finding vulnerabilities external to the Department of Defense Information Network that could enable foreign hackers to watch internal affairs at the Pentagon.

Read more at CyberScoop

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