Monday, August 22, 2016

Being Able To Hack The Pentagon Will Make You Rich

Nathaniel Wakelam (left) is a 21-year-old bug bounty hunter. He makes around $250,000 a year working from home or coffee shops. Photograph: Courtesy of Nathaniel Wakelam

Nicky Woolf, The Guardian: Bounty hunters are legally hacking Apple and the Pentagon – for big money

A growing roster of ‘white hat’ hackers earn thousands finding chinks in the digital armor of the US government and companies such as Apple and Google

Nathaniel Wakelam became a bounty hunter when he was 18.

Now 21, it is his full time job. This month so far he has earned $21,150, in installments: he counted them out over the phone – “400, plus 400, plus 300, plus 100, plus 1,000, plus 3,000, plus 4,000…”

Wakelam’s month-to-month profit varies considerably, but in an average year, he said, he can comfortably clear $250,000, working from his home in Melbourne or on his Macbook in coffee shops or nearby bars.

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