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Bug Bounties: More Hackers Spotting Vulnerabilities Across Web, Mobile, IoT

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The number of hackers uncovering security vulnerabilities and submitting them to one of the best known bug bounty programs increased by almost two thirds over the course of the last year, according to the 2021 Hacker Report from bug bounty platform Hacker


HackerOne's 2021 Hacker Report reveals a 63% jump in the number of hackers submitting vulnerabilities to bug bounty programs during the last year.

Earnings for ethical hackers disclosing vulnerabilities to the HackerOne bug bounty program more than doubled to $40 million in 2020, from $19 million in 2019.

Most of the hackers focus on Web applications, but submissions of vulnerabilities associated with Android devices, Internet of Things devices, and application programming interfaces also increased last year.

Said HackerOne's Jobert Abma, "We're seeing huge growth in vulnerability submissions across all categories and an increase in hackers specializing across a wider variety of technologies."

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