Hyatt Invites Hackers to Find and Report Website and App Vulnerabilities

By Paul Riegler on 9 January 2019
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DSC_0079 (1)Hyatt Hotels announced a program that would invite hackers to test Hyatt websites and mobile apps for vulnerabilities and security lapses.

The public bug bounty program, offered in partnership with HackerOne, will pay hackers a bounty for finding and reporting such problems. The bounty or reward would be up to $4,000 in cash.

Hyatt is the first major hotelier to offer such a program.

“At Hyatt, protecting guest and customer information is our top priority,” said Benjamin Vaugh, the company’s chief security officer. The move will “deepen our commitment to protecting [guest’s] sensitive information.”

The program is open to all ethical hackers,also known as white hat hackers, who are information security experts who systematically attempt to penetrate a computer system, network, or application on behalf of its owners to find vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could exploit.

Hyatt recently experienced several payment card breaches and, at the end of last year, competitor Marriott announced a massive data breach that could affect as many as five million members of its guest loyalty program.

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