Teen becomes first millionaire through HackerOne bug bounties.

Nineteen-year-old Santiago Lopez, who goes by the handle @try_to_hack, has become the world’s first hacker to make $1m from hacking legally. He started reporting security weaknesses to companies through HackerOne bug bounty programmes in 2015, and has since reported more than 1,600 security flaws to organisations, including Twitter and Verizon Media Company, as well as private corporate and government initiatives. A bug bounty is an award given to a hacker who reports a valid security weakness to an organisation, and is becoming a popular way for organisations to identify cyber attack vulnerabilities.

Source: Computer Weekly