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Google spent Rs. 46 crore in bug bounties last year

01 Feb 2020

Google spent Rs. 46 crore in bug bounties last year

As part of its Vulnerability Reward Programs (VRPs), Google paid out a whopping $6.5 million (over Rs. 46 crore) to security researchers for finding bugs in the company's products and services in 2019, the technology giant recently said.

OnePlus is offering Rs. 5 lakh for hacking its phones

21 Dec 2019

OnePlus is offering Rs. 5 lakh for hacking its phones

OnePlus is striving hard to protect its customers and their data.

Now, you can earn $1.5 million for hacking Apple devices

20 Dec 2019

Now, you can earn $1.5 million for hacking Apple devices

In a major move, Apple has increased the scope and reward of its bug bounty program to fend off potential threat actors and protect its customers.

Indian researcher discloses Uber bug, bags Rs. 4.6 lakh reward

15 Sep 2019

Indian researcher discloses Uber bug, bags Rs. 4.6 lakh reward

An Indian security researcher has bagged a cash reward of $6,500 (approximately Rs. 4.6 lakh) from Uber Technologies Inc.

Chennai techie finds Instagram bug, again; wins Rs. 7 lakh

27 Aug 2019

Chennai techie finds Instagram bug, again; wins Rs. 7 lakh

A Chennai-based security researcher was awarded $10,000 (Rs. 7.18 lakh) for discovering a bug on the photo/video sharing application, Instagram.

Apple offering Rs. 7 crore to detect flaws in iPhone

09 Aug 2019

Apple offering Rs. 7 crore to detect flaws in iPhone

Apple has long been running a bug bounty program under which independent researchers could flag critical issues in the iOS and bag a reward in return.

Hacker cancels plan to delete Zuckerberg's Facebook account: Details here

29 Sep 2018

Hacker cancels plan to delete Zuckerberg's Facebook account: Details here

The Taiwanese hacker, who wanted to delete Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook account and broadcast himself while doing so, has decided to back off.

Google rewards $2.9 million under its Bug Bounty Program

10 Feb 2018

Google rewards $2.9 million under its Bug Bounty Program

Google has announced on its official Security Blog that the company paid out $2.9 million to security researchers in 2017 under its Bug Bounty Program.