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Black Hat hackers, on the other hand, make hundreds and thousands of dollars by committing unethical hacking into websites, the white hackers hardly made any money for living by giving you the best guidance for protecting your assets.
The ranges of rewards for the White Hat hackers are as follows:
Mozilla decided to hand out a reward of $500 to anybody that could spot a bug present within the website and after 10 years, the reward turned into $10,000 when Firefox 31 was released. There are 2 bug bounties for Mozilla currently called “client” and “web and services” that make $500- 10,000 and $500-4,000 respectively.
Following Mozilla, Google also started its venture into providing incentives to anyone who can identify a bug in its system, but Google decided to increase its reward level from $500-1,300 and it drastically hit a sweet spot of $15000 the following year. Right now it is also rewarding $50,000 to anyone that can find vulnerability within the website.
Microsoft launched its bug bounty program in 2013 rewarding $100,000 to anybody who finds out a flaw within its website, more importantly, all the bounties of Microsoft are still patiently waiting for your calling to report.
Following the footsteps of these major companies, a number of other major companies such as Facebook, Tesla, Yahoo, Dropbox and United Airlines have also initiated bug bounty programs.
There are contests and events taking place globally where you can also participate in order to claim such lucrative prizes. Or if you are thinking about hiring one White Hat hacker for strengthening the security of your website, Bugcrowd is the perfect place for you as it holds more than 20,000 security researchers who found vulnerabilities in over 200 different companies who are also ready to protect your site from threats in exchange for a decent price.