Bug bounties are big business. The industry amount to several million dollars each year. A bounty is a cash award given to a hacker who finds and reports a security weakness to an organization so that it can be safely rectified. This video list will show you the basics of bug bounty hunting. You’ll also get tips on how you can start hunting yourself (it’s not as difficult as you might think).
In just one year organizations paid hackers more than $44.75 million via the platform HackerOne. They have a skilled global community of over 830 000 white hat hackers. On average, hackers discover a software vulnerability every 2.5 minutes. 9 individual hackers from 7 different countries have earned over $1 million each on the platform. Over its lifetime, HackerOne has paid hackers a total of $100 million for over 565 000 vulnerability reports.