Hacker wins $60,000 prize for breaking into Google Chrome
Hack into Google Chrome, and you could win $60,000, at least if you do it through Google’s Pwnium 2 competition.
That’s just what happened to a hacker dubbed Pinkie Pie, who won the award on Tuesday by exploiting a security hole in Chrome. In an effort to shore up its browser’s defenses, Google holds the competition to challenge hackers to hack their way through Chrome’s security to find previously unknown holes. Tuesday’s Pwnium 2 contest was held at the Hack in the Box 2012 event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.