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Crowdsourced cyber security? Tesla’s Elon Musk offers up cash in exchange for website bug discovery

By Nesh Pillay | Reporter

June 9, 2015 | 2 min read

Tesla’s Elon Musk is offering a reward ranging from $300 to $1000 to anyone who can hack the electric car company’s website.

The reward has been publicized on Bugcrowd, a website that allows brands and companies to use crowdsourcing to determine lapses in their websites’ security.

Other major companies, including Apple and Netflix, are also signed onto the site though most do not offer money.

To participate, hackers can sign up on the Tesla website and must promise to give the company time to fix bugs before making them public.

So far, more than 20 bugs have been unearthed for Tesla.

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