SpaceX is ready to pay up to $25,000 to hack Starlink

SpaceX is ready to pay up to $25,000 to hack Starlink

SpaceX announced the launch of a program that would financially reward people who could hack into Starlink's satellite network. Ilona Maska is willing to pay up to $25,000 to detect vulnerabilities in his satellite Internet system.

SpaceX's statement was made only a few days after Lennert Wooters, an information security researcher, demonstrated how to hack into Starlink's satellite-connector terminal, and it required a 25-dollar home-made device.

SpaceX drew attention to the work of Wooters and congratulated the researcher.

The company noted that SpaceX engineers are constantly trying to break into Starlink and are working to find vulnerabilities online to make the service more reliable and safe. The company's website, in a section dedicated to Starlink's vulnerability search program, now lists the names of 32 researchers who, according to SpaceX, reported important security problems. It also states that over the past three months the average payment under the program was $973.