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Bug bounty platform reports that vuln hunters are making bank

Vuln hunters brought home the bacon last year, according to figures released today by bug bounty platform HackerOne.

The Hacker-Powered Security Report is a biannual study of vulnerability disclosure ecosystems.

It found that organisations resolved 27,000 vulnerabilities, earning ethical hackers $11.7m in 2017 alone. The average award for a critical vulnerability increased a third to $20,000 for the top-awarding programmes managed by HackerOne.

A total of 116 unique critical vulnerabilities


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