Six ethical hackers become millionaires reporting bugs via the HackerOne platform

clock • 3 min read

The platform has awarded $21 million to hackers in the year for finding and reporting security bugs

Six ethical hackers have become millionaires by finding security flaws and reporting them via the bug bounty programmes managed by HackerOne. In a blog post, HackerOne revealed that almost 5,000...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
Bug bounty programmes offer hope for cyber skills gap

Skills

Half of survey respondents used bug bounty programmes to increase their security knowledge

clock 17 June 2022 • 2 min read
Intel expands its bug bounty programme with Project Circuit Breaker

Threats and Risks

The new initiative will enable elite hackers to work together with Intel engineers in addressing security issues in Intel products

clock 04 February 2022 • 2 min read
MOD pays ethical hackers to uncover IT flaws

Security

The MOD crowdsourced pen-testing with US-based HackerOne

clock 04 August 2021 • 2 min read
Most read
01

Intel splits in two, signs deal with Microsoft

22 February 2024 • 7 min read
04

Cambridge University hit by DDoS attack

20 February 2024 • 1 min read
05

Gemma: Google unveils open AI models

22 February 2024 • 3 min read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Hacking

Cambridge University hit by DDoS attack

Cambridge University hit by DDoS attack

Anonyous Sudan claims it also hit the University of Manchester

John Leonard
clock 20 February 2024 • 1 min read
Southern Water confirms customer data breach

Southern Water confirms customer data breach

Stems from Black Basta attack last month

clock 14 February 2024 • 2 min read
Cloudflare's estate breached by suspected state-sponsored threat actors

Cloudflare's estate breached by suspected state-sponsored threat actors

The attackers exploited unrotated access token and service account credentials obtained from an Okta breach in October

clock 05 February 2024 • 2 min read