Considered the most successful bug bounty program to date, the effort went off with assistance from HackerOne, a security platform that links cybersecurity researchers and businesses. © CC0 / Pixabay Spanish Court to Consider Extradition of Russia’s Alleged Hacker to US More than $130,000 in rewards was given out to participants who found and disclosed security vulnerabilities in the Air Force's public-facing systems that could be exploited. Hack the Air Force drew a vetted field of 600 “white hat” hackers – people who engage in hacking only for the sake of security and penetration testing – with prizes ranging from $100 to $5,000 for each vulnerability reported. Such programs have become a standard industry practice that help makes an organization's internet presence more secure Many of the participants who earned the most money were under the age of 20, according to HackerOne. The top earner, who submitted 30 valid reports, was only 17 years old, according to International Business Times . The young hacker, known as Jack Cable, told Marketplace that he decided to be a white hat, “because it’s really risky if you try to exploit vulnerabilities that you find. You could wind up in jail or be sued by different companies. The advantages of these bug bounty programs are great because you get recognition from the companies, they pay you and you… Read full this story
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