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Jul
16

United Airlines has given millions of miles to hackers

From: The Hill

By Cory Bennett

United Airlines has given out millions of frequent fliers miles to hackers who hand discovered security flaws in the company’s system, Reuters reported.

The program, first announced in May, was launched amid growing fears that airlines, planes and the whole air traffic control system are sitting ducks for cyberattackers. So-called “bug-bounty” programs are common at major tech companies like Google, but United was the first airline to try such an approach to shoring up security.

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