Friendly hackers are reshaping the digital economy

Its an ill wind…. And one of the those benefiting from the Covid crisis has been the “ethical hacker” community. Several people on HackerOne have earned over $1M finding bugs in software.

Without the need to commute into the office and with constant access to his own personalised set-up, Preston has effectively turned his side hustle into a second full-time job. Hacking into the early hours of the morning after working a standard nine-to-five, Preston admits that he sometimes does 90-hour weeks to hunt down vulnerabilities in companies’ software.