Pentagon, Pornhub Going Hard After Hackers


HackerOne, a leading provider vulnerability disclosure and bug bounty programs, is used by many of the top tech firms and even government entities such as the Department of Defense. The program rewards “ethical hackers” who discover security flaws in a company’s computer network. 

Now another company is looking to penetrate the market and offer top rewards to protect against costly vulnerabilities: Pornhub. 

Pornhub, an adult entertainment website with over 60 million daily visitors (with some users going for just the articles), is seeking to “ensure not only the security of our site but that of our users, which is paramount to us,” Corey Price, vice president of Pornhub, said in a statement. Much like other bug bounty programs, Pornhub is offering rewards for hackers that range from $50 to $25,000 depending on the network vulnerability discovered. 

Don’t worry bug bounty programs are used by many other non-salacious organizations. Companies such as DropBox Inc., Google In, Yahoo! Inc., Twitter Inc., Adobe Systems Inc. and General Motors Co. use the program.

Additionally, The Department of Defense introduced the “Hack the Pentagon” program, which invited “vetted hackers” to test the cybersecurity of the Pentagon’s network. According to Bloomberg News, more than 1,400 hackers registered for the program and 80 bug were found that qualified for a reward.

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