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DARPA wants hackers' help to go on the 'cyber-attack' offensive Print E-mail
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Source: The Verge - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government It's been a rough week for digital security in the USA, with China accused of hacking satellites and stealing secrets (claims they deny). Now it looks like the United States is planning on better readying itself for electronic threats by bumping up its cyber arsenal, both offensive and defensive. At an event dubbed the "cyber colloquium," DARPA stated it needed to beef up its network security, and asked for academics, researchers, and "visionary hackers" to help it do so. With cyber-attacks a very real threat, DARPA wants to move away from plugging leaks, and on to prevent them from happening in the first place. The agency also has its sights set on being more prepared to use those capabilities offensively.

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