Bug bounty platform ZDI awarded $25m to researchers over the past 15 years


Bug bounty platform pioneer Zero-Day Initiative (ZDI) said it awarded more than $25 million in bounty rewards to security researchers over the past decade and a half.

In an anniversary post celebrating its 15-year-old birthday, ZDI said the bounty rewards represent payments to more than 10,000 security researchers for more than 7,500 successful bug submissions.

Most of these bugs were filed through the ZDI’s vendor-agnostic bug bounty platform, but many were also acquired through Pwn2Own, a yearly hacking contest that ZDI organizes.

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Source: ZDNet