Bounty for iOS jailbreak exploit jumps to $1.5 million
The value for zero-day exploits targeting Apple’s iOS software is jumping. On Thursday, a company called Zerodium began offering as much as US $1.5 million for them.
Zerodium is the same company that offered $1 million last year for an exclusive iOS zero-day exploit that can remotely jailbreak a device. However, that bounty was only temporary, and it was eventually awarded last November.
Zerodium’s new $1.5 million bounty is asking for a remote jailbreak exploit targeting iOS 10. The bounty will be offered all year long, Chaouki Bekrar, the company’s CEO, said in an email. The company’s original offer was a maximum of $500,000.