A high school graduate from Washington DC has been offered an internship by the Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. The Teen reportedly hacked into the Pentagon’s system, but instead of judicial sentence, rewarded and thanked by the Pentagon.
Ethical hacker named Dworken, spend 10-15 hour daily on his laptop attempting to break into different websites of law and enforcement. Dworken was one of two people praised by Ash Carter for finding bugs.
Dworken used his laptop from his high school “Maret High School” and exposed 6 vulnerabilities in the site. Carter said that it’s great that whitehat or ethical hacker exposed it before others.
“We know that state-sponsored actors and black hat hackers want to challenge and exploit our networks,” he said according to Reuters. “What we didn’t fully appreciate before this pilot was how many white hat hackers there are who want to make a difference.”
Carter also signaled giving cash reward to the whitehat hackers for finding bugs in their system ranging from $100-$15000. For this Pentagon had asked 14000 people to work upon.
Unfortunately, Dworken did not receive any cash reward, as his bugs have already been found before this announcement. He says he will now study computer science along newly offered internship.