Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has awarded a group of ethical hackers an amount of almost $300,000 (approximately Rs 22 lakhs). This was done as a response for finding 55 vulnerabilities in the company’s systems.

The group consists of five hackers — Sam Curry, Brett Buerhaus, Ben Sadeghipour, Samuel Erb, and Tanner Barnes — who spent three months doing this and found a total of 55 vulnerabilities with 11 critical severity, 29 high severity, 13 medium severity, and 2 low severity reports.

The iPhone maker on its part also quickly fixed the vulnerabilities. “All of the vulnerabilities disclosed here have been fixed and re-tested. They were typically remediated within 1-2 business days (with some being fixed in as little as 4-6 hours,” added the blog.

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