Hunt The Cyber Bugs & Get The Big Bucks


This month the US government is launching its first-ever bug bounty programme – a 20-day scheme for cybersecurity savvy citizens to have a go at finding flaws in the Department of Defense’s public websites before the illegal hackers do.

There is a $150,000 (£106,000) pot for rewarding the finders of significant bugs.

Unauthorised hacks make headlines and can have catastrophic consequences for the organisation that suffers a breach, so many seek to crowdsource their security in addition to employing their own in-house experts, offering financial rewards – known as bounties – as an incentive.

Bugs are officially big business.

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Source Credits: Zoe Kleinman in BBC Technology

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