Why Ethics Matter in Bug Bounties

Why Ethics Matter in Bug Bounties

The bitter truth is, everyone in the world (including you!) is susceptible to cybercriminals. And to no surprise, a security breach has the capacity to debilitate any organization’s reputation. But is it the actual breach or is it how the organization handles the incident that causes permanent damage?  We’re diving deep into why ethics are so vital in bug bounty programs and the aftermath of the Uber breach with special guest,...

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Uber Paid 20-Year Old Hacker $100,000 to Hide Data Breach

Uber Paid 20-Year Old Hacker $100,000 to Hide Data Breach

Last year, Uber received an email from an anonymous person demanding money in exchange for the stolen user database. It turns out that a 20-year-old Florida man, with the help of another, breached Uber's system last year and was paid a huge amount by the company to destroy the data and keep the incident secret. Just last week, Uber announced that a massive data breach in October 2016 exposed personal data of 57 million...

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For Hire: Uber Bounty Hunters

Typically, when most North Americans hear the term Bounty Hunter, images of a jacked up, sunglass wearing, blonde goliath come to mind. In terms of cyber security, it’s highly unlikely you’d ever see someone who fits that bill. It recently has become a common practice for enterprises, to hire ethical hackers, also known as researchers or bounty hunters. Companies like Microsoft, Google and Facebook have all developed programs that request these...

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