Ruby Nealon, the youngest white hat hacker from Australia is doing wonders
Ruby Nealon the young, skilled, passionate Australian kid, helping Tech Giants in security issues.
White Hat Hackers can save you from troubles, Ruby Nealon from Australia is just turned 15. But he is skilled in hacking.
A young boy Ruby Nealon who was so eager to study computers. He has never fancied playing games, he was eager to build them. At the age of 11, he sold his Nintendo Wii games console for the admission fund of British Open University course.
It was the start of his unconventional study of computer prodigy; he left the school at 14 and started a full-time degree at university. It was the second year of his degree when news hit the media “a young boy hacked a gaming platform.”
The incident caught the attention of every one, and cyber security world was one of them. Chief executive of US Company HackerOne immediately approached him. They are specialized in hacking the devices of many big platforms like Facebook, Master Card, Uber, Google, Dyson, and Microsoft. These hacks are made for finding the loop holes of the system and fixing them.
The program named “big bounty” are organized and hackers from the world are called to attack the systems and find loop holes, consequently, the hackers are rewarded with money. Furthermore, the problems might be small and in some cases huge, but these hack enable the designer to solve them before any mishap and calamity.
Meanwhile, Nealon is one of 100,000 hackers in HackerOne’s network of self-employed security experts. The youngest of whom is 10 years old. They are paid monetary rewards from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the severity of their findings.
Within a couple of months, Ruby Nealon earned $50,000. One of his highest payouts was $13,000 from Airbnb, he earned this in one day.
“This is just in my spare time,” he said. “I don’t consider bug bounties work. Most of the hacking I do is a bit of a game. I see the money as an added bonus.” Ruby Nealon said
Marten Mickos, chief executive of HackerOne, furthermore said: “The hackers we work with are young, skilled, and for them, the internet is the reality.” He added that they could think creatively and spot problems traditional security professionals might miss.
“Even the Pentagon and Department of Defense, you can say the strongest organizations with the most powerful minds and weapons, cannot see their own flaws,” furthermore, he said.