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Beads of sweat must have surely run down the face of one hacker who, while trying to score a bug bounty, inadvertently infiltrated an "internal US Department of Defence website that requires special credentials to access." The unnamed hacker used exploited a pair of vulnerabilities to gain access to the US Army network via an …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Money well spent

    Anything that makes a nation's communication infrastructure more reliable is a Good Thing (TM). Maybe this will help the shoddy image the military has when it comes to IT security.

    Are they going to do the same for the US Government ? Ha ha, just kidding.

  2. Anonymous Coward


    No arrest warrants ? No extradition requests ? No hiding in a foreign embassy ?

    This is news !

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: So...

      Foreign embassies? Well, the only thing Assange can p0wn is the reason why Sweden is after him...

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    How could the army have been so naive as to leave a proxy open? My IPS system blocks about 200 proxy searches a day, so it's obviously an exploited pathway.

    Then that system being able to reach onto the internal / restricted network seems dumb, but I'm sure is just a SNAFU.

    Anyone got a copy of Computing for Dummies that they could loan to the DoD?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Impressive

      The US government, like most governments, has a hard on for outsourcing, to the lowest bidder mind you. Instead of creating and training good qualified people "in-house". Need I say more?

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