United Airlines Awards Hackers Millions of Miles

In a first for the U.S. airline industry, United Airlines has awarded millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have uncovered gaps in the carrier's web security.
The Chicago-based carrier has hoped to trailblaze in the area of airline web security by offering "bug bounties" for uncovering cyber risks. Three of United's competitors declined to comment on bug bounty programs. Trade group Airlines for America said in a statement that all U.S.