Bug Bounties and Ransomed Security

By |2017-10-05T14:33:34-07:00September 10th, 2015|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on Bug Bounties and Ransomed Security

On September 6, amid the doldrums of Labor Day weekend, security researcher Kristian Hermansen was hard at work, disclosing a zero-day vulnerability in FireEye’s Mandiant security software. The bug, which could give unauthorized users remote root access to the file system, is merely one of “many handfuls of FireEye/Mandiant 0day” Hermansen has “been sitting on,” [...]