Pornhub Offers a $25,000 Bug Bounty to Hackers


Adult website Pornhub is enticing white-hat hackers and security researchers with rewards of up to $25,000 for finding vulnerabilities and security flaws on the website.

Popular adult video streaming portal Pornhub is taking its security measures seriously, so much so that it is offering a bug bounty program on the HackerOne, a platform routinely used by the likes of the U.S. Department of Defense and Uber. With over 60 million daily visitors, it’s easy to see why malicious hackers and operators see the website as a viable target.

The announcement reads:

Security is a top priority at Pornhub. We strive to work with skilled security researchers to improve the security of our service.

The scope of the bug bounty program is limited to security holes found on the website alone. Payouts range between $50 and $25,000, with the rewards dependent on the severity of the vulnerability found.

In a press release, Pornhub vice president Corey Price stated:

Like other major tech players have been doing as of late, we’re tapping some of the most talented security researchers as a proactive and precautionary measure – in addition to our dedicated developer and security teams — to ensure not only the security of our site but that of our users, which is paramount to us.

The brand new program provides some of our developer-savvy fans a chance to earn some extra cash – upwards to $25K – and the opportunity to be included in helping to protect and enhance the site for our 60 million daily visitors.

The fine print reveals that rewards are only paid after a 90-day period when the Pornhub security team implement a fix for the vulnerability. That is, if they respond to the original report within 30 days.

The conditions also lay out disclaimers against DDoS attacks, social engineering hacks and compromising Pornhub employee or user accounts, all of which are strictly prohibited.

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Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.