Hacking can be rewarding

Cyrex encourages bug bounty hunting as it’s a great way for an ethical hacker to develop theirselves but also to obtain amazing rewards, these can either be reputational rewards or money prizes.

Mathieu Huysman, managing director of Cyrex found a  vulnerability which he was able to exploit on Facebook, Google and LinkedIn. The vulnerability is called reverse tabnabbing, which let’s an attacker execute malicious javascript code on any website that is vulnerable to this attack. In this way credentials could be stolen from accounts.

Google responded to this vulnerability and awarded Mathieu Huysman with a place in the Hall of Fame.

Read the dutch article on Data News