Ethical Hackers or Security Researchers are getting a chance to crack the security of orbiting US Defense Department Satellites. Hackers will tackle the satellite and its control system at 2020 DefCon Hacker Conference. They already follow a session at 2019 DefCon Conference where they tackle a F-15 fighter jet computer.
The US Air Force that DefCon sessions are the efforts to improve and check the security of military systems.
“We have to get over our fear of embracing external experts to help us be secure,” Will Roper, assistant secretary of the US Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, told the tech news magazine.
Mr.Roper said hackers would be trying to take over the camera on the satellite and use it to take a photograph of the Moon. Successful hackers or teams will get paid a “bug bounty” for their work.
Hackers found 120 vulnerabilities in the USAF systems in the DefCon session of “Hack the Air Force”. The USAF paid $130,000 to Hackers for this bug bounty session.
Due to the large number of cyber-attacks, every company/organization is arranging these types of Bug Bounty events to improve their system security and pay to the Security Researchers for finding bugs in their system. Recently Apple announced $1 Million for Hackers to find bugs in the iPhone system. ClickHere to visit our post on Apple’s $1 Million Bug Bounty program.
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