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HackerOne Acquires Breaker 101 TO Expand Ethical Hacker Education.

M2 EQUITYBITES-January 26, 2018-HackerOne Acquires Breaker 101 TO Expand Ethical Hacker Education

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26 January 2018 - California, US-based security platform HackerOne has acquired US-based online web security course Breaker 101, to expand ethical hacker education, the company said.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

HackerOne said to empower and grow the hacker community at the pace of security threats, the company is investing in hacker education. Skilled hackers have earned over USD 24m in bounties for making the internet safer, the company's goal is USD 100m by the end of 2020.

Over 1,000 organisations, including General Motors, GitHub, Google Play, Lufthansa, Nintendo, Spotify, Starbucks and the US Department of Defense, have awarded hackers for reporting more than 61,000 security vulnerabilities on HackerOne.

The interactive content and coursework, now known as Hacker101, is available for free on GitHub.

HackerOne is a hacker-powered security platform, helping organisations receive and resolve critical vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. HackerOne is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London and the Netherlands.

Breaker 101 is an online web security course designed to educate the next generation of ethical hackers.

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