Phys .org: Singapore invites cyberattacks to strengthen defences

Phys .org: Singapore invites cyberattacks to strengthen defences . “Hundreds of hackers have targeted Singapore’s defence ministry –- but the attacks were at the government’s invitation in an unusual attempt to strengthen cybersecurity. Authorities said Wednesday they had paid out US$14,750 in prize money to the best of the 264 so-called ‘white hat’ hackers—specialists who seek to break into networks to check for vulnerabilities—involved in the project.”