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Announcing Hack The World 2017

Announcing Hack The World 2017

We’reeeeee baaaaaack!

Are you ready to compete amongst the top hackers in the world for a chance to be crowned Hack The World 2017 champion!?

Hack the world

After the success of Hack The World 2016, we’re bringing back our annual hacking competition and, thanks to your feedback, have made some great improvements to make it even better than last year.  We’ve got some awesome prizes for the winners of this year’s competition and sponsored programs such as UBER, Airbnb and GitHub will also be giving out special prizes to top hackers throughout Hack The World 2017.

In the spirit of our mission, empowering the world to build a safer internet, our main goals for Hack The World 2017 are to help build stronger relationships between our hackers and our customers, reward high signal and high impact reports, and to have some fun along the way by giving out some awesome prizes to our top hackers.

Some of the improvements for 2017 include:

  • There is only one bracket for all hackers competing in Hack The World 2017.  

  • There will be a point system based on validated, triaged reports.  Sponsored programs (both public and private) will be offering double points for any valid vulnerabilities found during Hack The World 2017

  • To be eligible for the leaderboard and for certain prizes, a signal of 3.0 or greater must be kept during Hack The World 2017

  • Bigger and better prizes!

    • Special custom Hack The World swag, challenge coins, a hack the world championship belt, and an all expenses paid invitation to our next San Francisco live hacking event, h1-415 2018.
  • Sponsored programs will be offering special prizes throughout the competition

    • UBER is offering a bonus pool of $50,000 for top reports submitted throughout the competition

    • GitHub is offering unlimited private repositories for life to any valid report submitted during Hack The World

    • Other customer specific prizes to be announced throughout the competition.

Some important dates to know:

  • Hack The World starts on Wednesday, October 18th at 12am Pacific Time

  • Hack The World ends on Saturday, November 18th at 11:59pm Pacific Time

  • Hack The World grace period for companies ends on Monday, December 18th at 11:59pm Pacific Time

  • Hack The World winners will be announce on Friday, December 22nd at 12pm Pacific Time.

Note: Prior versions of the event page were linked out before we had a chance to update it (hackers gonna hack, right?!) but the official dates are October 18 - November 18. Sorry for any confusion! For more detailed information, rules, and an FAQ about Hack The World 2017, visit our splash page at and join the conversation on Twitter with #HackTheWorld and #HackTheWorld2017. 

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