But it's not a free-for-all. To legally break into the Pentagon's data files, you have to register for the program through HackerOne and meet the eligibility requirements. So if you live in a country that's under U.S. trade sanctions or if you're on the list that bans you from doing business with Americans — your hacking services are not welcome.
Eligible hackers have until May 12 to try to break into the Pentagon's defenses. Those who find a bug or vulnerability will get paid from the program's $150,000 funding pool.