Security breaches can be a complete nightmare for a tech company, which is why many of them incentivize users who discover lapses in the corporation's data protection scheme to notify the company through a bounty program.
One firm that employs such a method is DJI, the massive Chinese commercial drone manufacturer that dominates the entry-level drone market across the world.
A security researcher named Kevin Finisterre informed DJI of a flaw in their system that exposed private, confidential customer information.
He contacted the company through its bounty program but, rather than collecting on a $USD 30,000 bounty, he was met with pushbacks and what he calls “threats” according to Peta Pixel.
This reaction has prompted him to tell his story to the world at large and it does give one pause before reporting any errors to massive companies when it comes to their technology.