Fiat Chrysler Offers $1,500 to Find Vehicles’ Cyber Soft Spots

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is offering as much as $1,500 to good-guy hackers who find potential bugs and vulnerabilities in its vehicle software, in a program managed by a crowd-sourced cybersecurity company. The automaker’s FCA US unit is working with Bugcrowd, which taps a network of 32,000 researchers worldwide. Those who identify possible security threats will get cash awards of $150 to $1,500, depending on the severity of the vulnerability and the scope of the those affected, Fiat Chrysler said in a statement Wednesday.