The word 'HACKING' itself had came in existance a long time before. It was coined by John Nash  and famous mathematician. View the Whole Infographic on Hacking.

If so, you could actually make money hacking some of the biggest companies in the world.

And you’d be doing it all legally!

Until just a few years ago, almost everyone associated the word “hacker” with people with malicious intents.

But these days a new breed of hackers known as “White Hat Hackers” are actually being compensated for hacking companies.

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Computer hackers are unauthorized users who break into computer systems in order to steal, change or destroy information, often by installing dangerous malware without your knowledge or consent.
A good way to earn money using your hacking skills is to join a bug bounty network such as HackerOne. You look for system vulnerabilities for companies who run a bug bounty program, you report your findings to the companies, and they reward you for useful reports.Some of these hackers / security researchers are experts in their field, doing this as a side job or hobby. Some are teenagers who are just now learning about coding and hacking. The best ones earn well.

What an ethical hacker can do?
An ethical hacker is a computer and networking expert who systematically attempts to penetrate a computer system or network on behalf of its owners for the purpose of finding security vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could potentially exploit.



Getting paid for hacking companies legally
Basically, it all comes down to this:Be the first one to find a bug in a company’s platform/website, report it and get paid.It really is as simple as that!Companies like BugCrowd – also known as Bug Bounty Platforms – are essentially the middleman between big corporations and legal hackers.Major companies like Alibaba, AT&T, DirectTV and others sign up with these platforms. They then explain what the want and the reward they are willing to award to hackers who can find vulnerabilities in their system.You (the hacker), on the other hand, sign up, browse the list of available Bug Bounty programs and pursue the ones you find interesting.If you manage to find bugs, you report it through the system and if it turns out to be a real bug and you are the first to report it, you’ll get paid.

Example companies that reward hackers
Almost all major companies have some sort of bug bounty program where they pay hackers to find and report vulnerabilities in their system.Here are a few examples of companies and the amount they pay for finding bugs in their program:

Pinterest: $50 – $1,500 per Bug
Dropbox: $216 – $4,913 per Bug
Jet.com: $25 – $2,500 per Bug
Western Union: $100 – $5,000 per Bug
CARD.com: $50 – $500 per Bug
Tesla: $10,000 per bug
Again, this is just a sample list. There are hundreds of companies, big and small, that run some sort of bug bounty programs.

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