Hacker Hacks Hacking Platform, Gets Paid $20,000 By The Hackers He Hacked

The HackerOne ethical hacking platform that’s made millionaires out of six hackers has been hacked; by one of its own

HackerOne operates as a conduit between ethical hackers looking for vulnerabilities, and organizations including General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and even the U.S. Pentagon, who all want to patch up those security holes before malicious threat actors can exploit them. It has now been revealed that one of the hackers registered with the platform went a little “off-piste” and hacked HackerOne instead. That hacker was paid $20,000 (£15,250) as a result; by HackerOne.

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