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Uber investigating cybersecurity incident after hacker breaches its internal network

Uber confirmed on Thursday that it’s responding to a cybersecurity incident after reports claimed a hacker had breached its internal network. The ride-hailing giant discovered the breach on Thursday

Daily Crunch: In latest earnings release, Twitter admits to miscounting users for the second time

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HackerOne buys YC-backed PullRequest to add code review to bug-squashing platform

PullRequest, a five year old startup that came out of Y Combinator in 2017, helps software developers by providing an external code review team. This not only helps find bugs in code that might have b

Ukrainian hackers say HackerOne is blocking their bug bounty payouts

Ukrainian hackers and security researchers say bug bounty platform HackerOne is withholding their bug bounty rewards, in some cases thousands of dollars, and refusing to let hackers withdraw their ear

Bug bounty giant HackerOne lands $49M, thanks to cloud adoption boon

Bug bounty and penetration testing startup HackerOne has raised a $49 million Series E following a year of massive cloud adoption fueled by work-from-home orders. The company — which mediates betwee

Apple iCloud, Twitter and Minecraft vulnerable to ‘ubiquitous’ zero-day flaw

A number of popular services, including Apple iCloud, Twitter, Cloudflare, Minecraft and Steam, are reportedly vulnerable to a zero-day vulnerability affecting a popular Java logging library. The vuln

Immunefi raises $5.5M to squash Web 3.0 crypto bugs which might cost billions

Traditional Web site and app bug bounty platforms, such as HackerOne and BugCrowd, have been successful in that old-world model. But there is a massive difference between the existing “Web 2.0&#

Enso Security raises $6M for its application security posture management platform

Enso Security, a Tel Aviv-based startup that is building a new application security posture management platform, today announced that it has raised a $6 million seed funding round led by YL Ventures,

Twitter says Android security bug gave access to direct messages

Twitter says a security bug may have exposed the private direct messages of its Android app users, but said that there was no evidence that the vulnerability was ever exploited. The bug could have all

Sony will now pay researchers $50,000+ for critical PS4 bugs

Think you’ve found a way to consistently brick someone’s PS4, or make it run code that it shouldn’t? Sony wants to know — and now they’re willing to pay. This morning Sony an

Bugcrowd raises $30M in Series D to expand its bug bounty platform

Bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure platform Bugcrowd has raised $30 million in its Series D funding round. The San Francisco-headquartered company said the round brings the total amount raised to

Kubernetes gets a bug bounty program

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) today announced its first bug bounty program for Kubernetes, the ubiquitous container orchestration system originally built by Google. To run this program,

Facebook is working with HackerOne on a bug bounty program for its Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook and its partners are moving ahead with their Libra cryptocurrency project and announced they are working with HackerOne on a bug bounty program for applications built on its blockchain. The m

Despite Uber debacle, HackerOne’s CEO argues why every company should work with hackers

In November, Uber disclosed that a year earlier, hackers stole 57 million driver and rider accounts and that it paid them a $100,000 ransom to delete the information. The breach was reportedly part of

Air Force launches bug bounty program

The Air Force announced today that it will launch a bug bounty next month for several of its public-facing websites, allowing hackers to seek out vulnerabilities in the sites and exchange them for cas

HackerOne scores $40 million investment as bug bounty platform growth continues

For the past several years, HackerOne has been helping customers build bug bounty programs to find vulnerabilities in their software, and today it hauled in a big bounty of its own — a $40 mill

Yelp invites hackers to expose vulnerabilities through bug bounty program

Hackers, start your engines. Yelp launched a public bug bounty program today, inviting the world’s hackers to pick apart its websites and mobile app in search of vulnerabilities that could affec

Uber launches bug bounty program that pays hackers to find security issues

Uber announced today that after a year of Beta testing, it was opening its first ever bug bounty program running on the HackerOne bug bounty platform. Bug bounty programs for those of you not familiar

HackerOne Snags Former HP Exec Mårten Mickos As CEO

HackerOne, the bug bounty platform, announced today that it has hired Mårten Mickos as CEO. He was formerly an HP executive and CEO at Eucalyptus and MySQL. Mickos replaces co-founder Merijn Terhegg

HackerOne Bags $25M As Security Info Sharing Mainstreams

HackerOne, makers of a bug bounty platform where companies pay hackers to find vulnerabilities in their products, announced a $25 million Series B round today. The round was led by NEA. Benchmark, i
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