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Google contacted him out of the blue with the $250,000 check.

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Google arbitrarily gave a self-proclaimed hacker $250,000 in compensation. The purchase made no sense to him whatsoever.

Curry tweeted about the deal. GOOG.NASDAQ Google deposited $249,999 into my bank account without warning. @Google?

His Twitter bio describes him as “Curry the Hacker and Bug Bounty Hunter.” As a staff security engineer at Yuga Labs,

He works with the company’s crypto and non-fungible token (NFT) expertise as well as its revolutionary Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT project.

On Friday, Curry said to MarketWatch that Google had contacted and that he would be refunding the corporation that same day.

Google informed MarketWatch that money was delivered to the incorrect account. We appreciate the affected partner’s fast reporting.

Companies and other organizations often provide incentives to those who discover and report vulnerabilities in their systems (also known as “bugs”).

Last year, DHS officials launched a program dubbed “Hack DHS,” which put out a request for qualified cybersecurity professionals and ethical hackers.

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