A breach in the DoD’s computer supply chain potentially gave Chinese intelligence the keys to almost any data it wanted. The possibility of this kind of hardware hack was considered so remote that few bothered to worry about it.
Jackson Cosko accessed Senate files to collect personal information on senators and then doxed them – revealing the home addresses of Sen. Mitch McConnell, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Orrin Hatch, and Sen. Lindsey Graham.
The Department of Defense recently launched its “Hack the Pentagon” Cybersecurity Initiative. The program gives accepted individuals a chance—through a test of their hacking skills—to identify vulnerabilities on a predetermined department system.