OR Microsoft seems to have found that security researchers are vital to cyber security.
We are talking about security researchers who spend time discovering and reporting security bugs before others can use them maliciously.
The largest payment reached $ 200.000. By comparison, the Microsoft paid just $ 4,4 million in the same period last year.
OR Microsoft continues to address new threats and vulnerabilities in cyberspace by encouraging researchers to share their findings. Furthermore, the Microsoft added new programs bug bounty but also two new research grants for this year.
As more people were forced to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft saw an increased commitment of security researchers and a higher volume of reports now than in previous years.