Hacker hacks hacking platform; gets paid $20,000 by HackerOne

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HackerOne, a company which helps big businesses uncover security holes in their platforms has itself been hacked. The vulnerability was exposed by a user with the handle haxta4ok00. After the incident, HackerOne has paid $20,000 to the hacker for exposing the flaw. Security analyst Graham Cluley calls the incident as sloppy & told a simple human error potentially puts other companies' bugs in danger of being exposed.