At $30,000 for a Flaw, Bug Bounties Are Big and Getting Bigger

Hackers are being paid as much as $30,000 for finding a single critical flaw in a company’s systems, and the amount companies are willing to pay is increasing.

While the use of such bug hunting programmes is still limited, some large organisations are offering hackers rewards for spotting flaws in their systems.

According to data from HackerOne, a company which sets up bug bounty programmes for businesses, the biggest spending companies are now paying out nearly $900,000 a year to people who report bugs.

Read more at ZDNet


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