iStock_000018807376_SmallGoogle began their Android Security Rewards exactly one year ago in June of 2015. Since then, Google reports they have paid more than $550,000 to 82 individuals.

The goal of this program was for Google to work with different researchers and other data security enthusiasts to identify any and all vulnerabilities. Google averaged a payout of $2,200 per reward and $6,700 per researcher. The highest paid researcher received $75,750 for a total of 26 vulnerability reports.

After June 2016, Google has announced intentions of increasing payout for high-quality vulnerability reports. To read more about specific findings and the new rewards, visit here.