Freelance Hackers Get Paid $500K a Year to Test Defenses of Companies (CNBC)


Freelance elite hackers can make more than $500,000 a year searching for security flaws and reporting those issues at big companies like Tesla and organizations like the Department of Defense, according to new data. Hackers work on a clearly defined contract for a specific company and get paid a bounty when they are able to find a flaw in a company’s infrastructure. How much they’re paid depends on how serious the problem is.