United Airlines Pays One Million Air Miles For Hacker

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Jordan Wiens from United States of America has found a vulnerability in United Airlines network. The bug bounty was one million free air miles.

Jordan Wiens, a vulnerability researcher from Florida, was the first person to be rewarded for highest-level bug bounty.

According to United’s air lines bounty payout structure:

Low-level: Bug bounty: 50,000 free miles

  • Cross-site scripting
  • Cross-site request forgery
  • Third-party issues that affect United

Medium-level: Bug bounty: 250,000 free miles

  • Timing attacks
  • Potential for personally identifiable information (PII) disclosure
  • Brute-force attacks
  • Authentication bypass

High-level: Bug bounty: 1,000,000 free miles

  • Remote code execution

Jordan Wiens has announced his success on Twitter saying, “Wow! @united really paid out! Got a million miles for my bug bounty submissions! Very cool.”

 

According to one tweet on twitter claims that Wien’s reward is worth about $25,000/£16,051.

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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