Over five years after launch, Nintendo is finally starting to make a concerted effort to stop the 3DS’ rampant homebrew and piracy scene with a twenty thousand dollar reward.
Working with HackerOne, Nintendo will be offering up to twenty thousand dollars for exploits that allow for cheating, piracy, or inappropriate interactions with children. On HackerOne’s page, they say:
Nintendo’s goal is to provide a secure environment for our customers so that they can enjoy our games and services. In order to achieve this goal, Nintendo is interested in receiving vulnerability information that researchers may discover regarding Nintendo’s platforms. Currently, in the context of the HackerOne program, Nintendo is only interested in vulnerability information regarding the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems and is not seeking vulnerability information regarding other Nintendo platforms, network service, or server-related information.