Hack the Army Bounty Pays Out $100,000

The U.S. Army on Thursday shared the outcome of its first bug bounty, which concluded a three-week trial on Dec. 21, calling the program a success.

The Hack The Army bounty, announced last fall, was the second such government rewards program, debuting months after the conclusion of the Hack the Pentagon bounty. Government officials positioned both programs as a vehicle for outreach to white-hat hackers and researchers, inviting a select number to participate and try to penetrate online properties and databases normally off-limits.

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