Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced on Wednesday the launch of its own bug bounty program, rewarding researchers for disclosing security vulnerabilities in its connected cars.
As the seventh-largest automaker in the world, Fiat Chrysler is among the first major vehicle manufacturers to offer “bounty” payouts, ranging from $150 to $1,500 per bug.
The new program will operate through Bugcrowd – a crowdsourcing bug bounty platform with a community of over 32,000 registered security researchers.
“Fiat Chrysler Automobiles values engaging third party researchers to improve our products, making them safer and more reliable,” read the company’s Bugcrowd page.
“We have committed to formal recognition and compensation for discovery of reproducible and legitimate vulnerabilities, provided they are