Tesla Motors Inc Will Award Hackers For Bug Hunting Scheme

Tesla Motors Inc Will Award Hackers For Bug Hunting Scheme
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Tesla Motors Inc, electric vehicle (EV) maker, has launched a bug-hunting scheme in which it will reward hackers. This scheme aims at encouraging people to report security problems on the company’s website.


The program has been made official on Bugcrowd.com, a crowd-sourcing company website, which has already reported 22 bugs found so far.

The security researchers will be paid amounts ranging from $25 to $1,000, based on the severity of the security vulnerability.

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Various tech companies, including Google and Facebook, have launched such bug-hunting schemes in the past, and have awarded $22,000 and $33,000 to hackers.

“We are committed to working with this community to verify, reproduce, and respond to legitimate reported vulnerabilities. We encourage the community to participate in our responsible reporting process,” stated on the Tesla Bugcrowd page.

People who are interested in participating in this program can report their identified security problems on tesla.com. Following this, they are supposed to wait for some time so that the company can fix and manage the issue.