OpenAI, the brains behind ChatGPT, has announced a new bug bounty program for security researchers and ethical hackers worldwide. To this end, it has partnered with bug bounty platform BugCrowd which will handle the submission process and rewards for participants.
The AI Research Lab has announced various financial incentives that will be based on the severity and impact of reported threats, bugs and security flaws. Cash rewards start at $200 for low-intensity findings and go up to $20,000 for unusual discoveries.
We’re launching the OpenAI Bug Bounty Program — earn cash rewards for finding and responsibly reporting security vulnerabilities. https://t.co/p1I3ONzFJK
— OpenAI (@OpenAI) 11 April 2023
According to Bug Bounty Page, the turnaround time for submissions is approximately three hours, and approximately 75% of entries are accepted or rejected within this period. The list of scope targets that are eligible for rewards include ChatGPT, OpenAI APIs, OpenAI websites, and more. At the time of writing, 14 vulnerabilities submitted by participants were awarded cash prizes with an average payout value of $1,287.
OpenAI has been working on its AI technology for seven years. However, its offering ChatGPT has received popularity and criticism alike. The chatbot was recently blocked in Italy and a report suggests that Germany is also expected to plug it.