Social media giant Facebook today launched the Hacker Plus Vulnerability Bounty Program, which also refers to loyalty rewards for airlines and hotel chains. In other words, Hacker Plus also gives vulnerability discoverers some extra bounty and special treatment if they have a good record in the past. Any researcher who has submitted a bug to the Facebook Bug Bounty Program will be automatically included.
Facebook said it would conduct a “regular assessment” of the performance of security researchers based on the cumulative number, score and percentage of vulnerabilities filed in the past year.
Depending on the score, contributors will be assigned five categories of status by the alliance: bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and diamonds.
Each group of security researchers has its own strengths and characteristics, and the most common benefit is that they receive additional rewards after successfully submitting bugs.
Starting october 9, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. World Standard, Facebook will begin counting additional rewards for Hacker Plus.
Entry-level bronze group with a reward of up to 5% (no more than $500). The highest diamond group has a 20% plus.
In addition, high-level (gold / platinum / diamond) researchers receive exclusive invitations to conduct stress tests on new products and features before they are released.
Finally, researchers from the Diamond and Platinum group will be invited to a number of events (accommodation is free), but the specific arrangements will depend on how the COVID-19 health crisis response policy changes.
For more details on the FBDL project, please also refer to the official website. In addition to following your performance on Facebook’s Vulnerability Bounty Program website, security researchers who make a big contribution can get a cross-level boost.