As part of its “Vault 7” series, Wikileaks — the popular whistle-blowing platform — has just released another batch of classified documents focused on exploits and hacking techniques the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) designed to target Apple MacOS and iOS devices.
Dubbed “Dark Matter,” the leak uncovers macOS vulnerabilities and attack vectors developed by a special division of the CIA
Well, there’s some good news for Hackers and Bug hunters, though a terrible news for Apple!
Exploit vendor Zerodium has tripled its bug bounty for an Apple’s iOS 10 zero-day exploit, offering a maximum payout of $US1.5 Million.
Yes, $1,500,000.00 Reward.
That’s more than seven times what Apple is offering (up to $200,000) for iOS zero-days via its private, invite-only bug bounty program.
Last week, Apple finally announced a bug bounty program for researchers and white hat hackers to find and get paid for reporting details of zero-day vulnerabilities in its software and devices.
The company offers the biggest payout of $200,000, which is 10 times the maximum reward that Google offers and double the highest bounty paid by Microsoft.
But now Apple is going to face competition