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White Hat Teen Hacks Pentagon Websites

Posted on June 18th, 2016.

A high-school student and hacker spent nearly 10-15 hours between classes hacking U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) websites, between classes. He got thanked and praised for it by the Pentagon. An 18-year old student who graduated this week was among two individuals praised at the Pentagon by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. David...

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Facebook Gives $10k to 10-year-old who Hacked Instagram

Posted on May 3rd, 2016.

A 10-year-old who isn’t old enough to have a Facebook or an Instagram account has been awarded $10,000 by Facebook for discovering a security flaw in Facebook-owned Instagram, which makes him the youngest ever recipient of a Facebook bug bounty. Jani [full name withheld], a 10-year-old from Finland is the youngest ever recipient of a bug...

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Communication

White Hat Shows Exploit to Hack Any Facebook Account

Posted on March 8th, 2016.

An Indian white hat hacker has revealed a vulnerability that granted him the means to hack into any Facebook user’s account. However, being the white hat that he is, the hacker promptly alerted Facebook who duly granted him a bug bounty of $15,000. It’s a good thing he’s a white hat, he could’ve made millions as a malicious hacker....

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Facebook Awards $100,000 to White-Hat Hackers

Posted on August 13th, 2015.

Facebook’s ‘Internet Defense Prize’, a cash prize of $100,000 was awarded to a team of security researchers who discovered new browser-based vulnerabilities and devised a detection method corresponding to the vulnerabilities. A team of Georgia Tech security researchers were awarded a $100,000 prize by Facebook on Wednesday night. The...

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Hack North Korea: Information Black Market

Posted on December 21st, 2014.

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) leads the Hack North Korea initiative aimed at disrupting the information monopoly controlled by dictatorship. The Kim Regime does not allow free, independent media. Punishment for political opposition and defiance includes sentencing to the harshest prisons on Earth or death – for you and your...