News Insights: Hacker Phineas Fisher offers $100,000 for leaks of corporate secrets

Hacker Phineas Fisher offers $100,000 for leaks of corporate secrets

It could fuel a new rise in hacktivism.

Hacker Phineas Fisher offers $100,000 for leaks of corporate secrets

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This “bug bounty” style approach is meant to encourage other hackers to launch their own hacktivist hacks.

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When reacting to Phineas Fisher’s bounty, Casey Ellis, CTO and founder of Bugcrowd, said:

“It’s easy to forget that many-to-one multiple-solution crowdsourcing has worked for information offense for a LOT longer than we’ve been using it defensively in bug bounty. The incentive Phineas Fisher is offering is high enough that we can expect to see researchers compete for the winnings. How the hacktivist activity will play out, is anyone’s guess.”