[ISN] Web cesspit 4chan touts ‘$20 bug bounty’ after hackers ruin Moot’s day

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/07/4chan_bounty/ By Darren Pauli The Register 7 May 2014 Internet armpit 4chan now has a bug bounty – although with just $20 in “self-serve ad spend” on the website or an annual membership up for grabs, it’s not particularly bountiful. The bounty programme was launched after the image-board website and a drawing website, both founded by Chris “moot” Poole, were compromised by miscreants. The bounty [details here] may help to deter future attacks by encouraging hackers to quietly report vulnerabilities so they could be fixed. But 4chan’s effort could be hindered as the cashless reward stands as one of the stingiest on the internet, with researchers rewarded the princely sum of 20 bucks in “self-serve ad spend” or a free annual 4chan membership (worth $20) for each bug disclosure, plus recognition in the presently empty hall of fame. Poole blogged about how he had awoken last week to a series of missed phone calls from pals who told him he’d “been hacked twice in one day”. […]




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