Hackers Launched LockBit 3.0 and Bug Bounty Ransomware

The LockBit ransomware group released the LockBit 3.0 malware, at the same time introduced its own bug bounty ransomware program, and also announced that it would accept ransoms in the Zcash cryptocurrency. Bleeping Computer recalls that LockBit appeared in 2019 and has since become one of the most active threats, accounting for about 40% of… Continue reading Hackers Launched LockBit 3.0 and Bug Bounty Ransomware

Google Offers up to $91,000 for Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities

Google has almost doubled its rewards for vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, Kubernetes, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), and kCTF. The reward can now be up to $91,337. In November last year, Google already increased the size of payments: then the company tripled rewards for exploits for previously unknown bugs in the Linux kernel. The idea… Continue reading Google Offers up to $91,000 for Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities

0-day vulnerability remained unpatched for 2 years due to Microsoft bug bounty issues

As part of January Patch Tuesday, Microsoft fixed a dangerous 0-day privilege escalation vulnerability for which a PoC exploit is available online. The vulnerability is already being exploited in attacks by highly skilled hacker groups. The exploit was published by Privacy Piiano founder and CEO Gil Dabah, who discovered the vulnerability two years ago. Daba… Continue reading 0-day vulnerability remained unpatched for 2 years due to Microsoft bug bounty issues

In 2020, Google paid cybersecurity experts $6.7 million

During the year, Google paid out 6.7 million to cybersecurity experts and published statistics on bug bounty programs for 2020. It turned out that during this time, researchers from 62 countries of the world discovered 662 vulnerabilities in Google products. The majority of payments cybersecurity experts received for errors that were found within the Chrome… Continue reading In 2020, Google paid cybersecurity experts $6.7 million

Researcher Earned More than $ 2000000 on HackerOne

HackerOne representatives said that Romanian cybersecurity specialist Cosmin Iordach (@inhibitor181) became the first researcher in the history of the project, who earned more than $ 2000000 from bug bounty. He is also the seventh researcher to earn over a million dollars in just two years, a milestone he reached, receiving over $300,000 in just 90… Continue reading Researcher Earned More than $ 2000000 on HackerOne

Bughunter stole a Monero exploit from another cybersecurity specialist and received a reward for it

Bleeping Computer reporters drew attention to an interesting case that occurred as part of the bug bounty of the Monero program on HackerOne. Bughunter stole a Monero vulnerability exploit discovered by another person and received a reward. The publication notes that bug hunting is not just a good cause that benefits the community, but also… Continue reading Bughunter stole a Monero exploit from another cybersecurity specialist and received a reward for it