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Meet ‘Ethical Hacker’ Who Made A Fortune By Hacking Yahoo, Google and More | Bought His Parents A House At 15yr-old

Poster: STANCOBRIDGE | Date: 12:31am, 4th Mar 2018. | Views: 141 | 1 Replies
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STANCOBRIDGE. Jalingo, Taraba
12:31am, 4th Mar 2018.



— Ibram Masouk made a small fortune discovering security vulnerabilities in Yahoo and Google.



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— ‘I bought my house with hacking’: Meet the ethical hackers getting rich at their keyboards

Ibram Masouk is one of thousands of “ethical hackers” who are paid by Facebook, Yahoo, Google and Apple to spot possible security flaws in their products. Hackers can expect payments between $50 and $500,000 for just a couple of hours work.



Ethical hackers from HackerOne, which employs an army of hackers to find bugs, Photo: telegraphUK

Masouk has hacked more than 60 companies including Yahoo and Google and is widely regarded as one of the top bug finders in the industry

At just 15, he bought his parents a house with money made finding bugs in websites. The teenager, who was born in Lebanon but recently moved with his family to the US, has made a small fortune discovering security vulnerabilities in Yahoo and Google.

“I don’t keep track of my earnings,” he says, but at last count, he made $60,000 (£43,555) hacking 10 hours a week over the course of six months.

Masouk is one of thousands of “ethical hackers” who are paid by Facebook, Yahoo, Google and Apple to spot possible security flaws in their products. Hackers can expect payments between $50 and $500,000 for just a couple of hours work.

Masouk appears no different to any other 15-year-old. He lives...


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