HackerOne, a platform on which companies offer bug bounties, has released its annual list of the biggest and most lucrative programs being offered. For the second consecutive year, Verizon Media has the No. 1 program, with more than $9.4 million in bounties paid as of April.
The No. 10 program on the list belongs to Airbnb, which paid a total of $944,000 and a top bounty of $15,000. Between the two were the bug-bounty programs of companies like PayPal, Uber, GitLab, and Mail.ru, which paid total bounties ranging from $3 million to $987,000.
In addition to total bounties paid, the rankings were based on factors including top single bounty paid, time to respond, time to bounty payout, and the number of hackers involved in the program. The top bounty paid was $70,000, by Verizon Media. GitLab had the fastest average response time -- one hour -- while Twitter had the shortest average time between bug report and bounty payment, at just eight days.
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