Hackers now indulge in donations to Charity

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HackerOne’s ‘Hack for Good’ initiative is making participant hackers to donate their earnings to charitable causes. In fact, a few of the hackers who took part in the hacking competition donated $5k amount to the COVID-19 Solidarity fund of World Health Organization (WHO).

Technically, HackerOne’s is an event organized in Singapore where good hackers are invited to discover bugs on the products and services offered by tech companies. And when they do so, they earn a reputable amount- depending on the discovered severity on various products.

In this year, nearly 50 hackers hailing from over 13 countries took part in the event and among them 8 of them donated their bug bounty earnings to charitable trysts such as WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Fund

Coming to the vulnerabilities discovered at HackerOne’s, it was revealed that over 250 security loopholes were sniffed out by the hackers in the virtual event organized because of the ongoing pandemic in Singapore. And it is estimated that over $702,000 were distributed as rewards for the hackers.

Note- Founded: in 2012, HackerOne platform is now seen official serving the US Department of Defense through the initiative “Hack the Pentagon” program. The company that is headquartered in San Francisco maintains a development office in Netherlands, UK and Germany. As per the company sources, the platform has so far paid $100 million in bug bounties till date.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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