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GitHub paid out over $500K through its bug bounty program for 203 flaws in 2020

June 29, 2021

Code repository hosting service GitHub announced that it has paid $524,250 through its bug bounty program for 203 vulnerabilities affecting its products and services in 2020. The company revealed that it paid more than $1.5 million since 2016.

“2020 was our busiest year yet. From February 2020 to February 2021, we handled a higher volume of submissions than any previous year. We’re proud that we’ve kept our time to first reply, triage, and payout for submissions within our aggressive standards as the program has grown.” states the Microsoft-owned company.

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