White Hats Earn $440,000 for Hacking Microsoft Products on First Day of Pwn2Own 2021


The competition’s organizer, Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), said there were seven attempts on the first day and five of them were successful.

A team called Devcore earned $200,000 for taking complete control of a Microsoft Exchange server by chaining authentication bypass and local privilege escalation vulnerabilities.

A researcher who uses the online moniker OV was awarded $200,000 for a Microsoft Teams code execution exploit.