An anonymous hacker, Phineas Fisher will pay up to $100,000 in cryptocurrencies to other hackers in an effort to collect some information about well-known companies around the world. According to reports, the bounty called “Hacktivist Bug Hunting Program” was released on November 15th with the target of a large company including Israeli spyware supplier NSO Group and American oil company Halliburton.
The aim is to attack companies with political motives, which will lead to the disclosure of documents related to the public interest. Other targets are also reported to include mining and livestock companies in South America.
Phineas Fisher said in a statement last Friday that he would pay hackers a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Monero. Currently, the identity of Phineas Fisher has never been public, he may be a person or a group of hackers.