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Tencent Partners With HackerOne for Bug Bounty Program

HackerOne announced on Tuesday that the bug bounty program of Chinese technology giant Tencent is now accessible through its platform.

HackerOne announced on Tuesday that the bug bounty program of Chinese technology giant Tencent is now accessible through its platform.

More than 600,000 hackers registered on HackerOne can join Tencent’s bug bounty program to hunt for vulnerabilities in the company’s products. Tencent, on the other hand, will leverage HackerOne’s network for bounty payments.

The HackerOne community gains access to Tencent’s public and open bug bounty program, which is hosted externally by the Tencent Security Response Center (TSRC). Although paid through HackerOne, all rewards are decided by Tencent alone.

Ethical hackers can earn rewards of up to $15,000 for eligible valid vulnerabilities in Tencent products. One of the largest Internet service providers in the world, Tencent has opened all of its products and services to bug hunting.

“We are the first company in China to set up a Security Response Center, and now by partnering with Hacker One, we expect to receive constructive research results from a larger, global community of security experts,” Juju Zhu, COO of Tencent Security Response Center, commented.

HackerOne says an increasing number of organizations in the Asia Pacific region have launched bug bounty programs.

The platform has launched customer programs with government, enterprise, and technology organizations in the region, including Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Government Technology Agency (GovTech), LINE, and others.

Hackers interested in getting paid for finding vulnerabilities in Tencent’s products should check the TSRC Bug Bounty Program policy page and the information and instructions about bounty payouts.

Related: HackerOne Surpasses $82 Million in Paid Bounties

Related: Hacker Earns $8,500 for Vulnerability in HackerOne Platform

Related: LINE Launches Public Bug Bounty Program on HackerOne

Written By

Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

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