Whitehat hacker platform HackerOne gets $ 25 million




HackerOne, a platform where hackers can get a reward if they report security issues and bugs, has through a $ 25 million investment round, approximately 22.3 million collected. The American company was co-founded by the Dutch.

HackerOne The platform has lately grown and the company managed to pick up a first investment round of US $ 9 million. Meanwhile picked up by a second investment round once a large amount: a total investors put $ 25 million.

HackerOne uses a model for finding security vulnerabilities earlier by large companies such as Google and Microsoft was used: so-called bug bounty programs, which hackers are rewarded when they find security holes in software and report them properly. The start-up employs thousands of hackers who can report bugs on public sites and widely used Internet software. With commercial software HackerOne ask a commission of 20 percent on the amount paid by a company to a so-called whitehat hacker for a bugmelding.

HackerOne, which has three Dutch co-founders and now has its headquarters in San Francisco, claims to have been approximately $ 3.2 million paid to about 1,500 hackers. It is almost ten thousand bugs squashed. Among other Yahoo, Twitter, Adobe, Dropbox and Snap Chat utilize the services of the two-year-old company. At HackerOne 13 people working in the Netherlands, and 32 in the United States.

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