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.