Imagine strolling around online and discovering that the domain “google.com” was up for sale.
An old Google employee had that happen last fall when he bought the domain for only $12! It didn’t take long before Google offered him MUCH more for pointing out an obvious security bug with his purchase.
He was offered a cash reward of $6006.13 which seems random, but it closely resembles the word “Google”.
Once they found out he was going to donate the money to charity, however, they doubled the reward.
Now if you don’t mind, I have to go check several other sites for this “bug” that will allow me to purchase them for pennies.