It seems as India is producing an army of “ethical hackers”, who earn millions protecting foreign corporations and global tech giants from security issues but are largely ignored at home in India. The skills are either misunderstood or distrusted. India produces more ethical hackers, the ones who break into computer networks to expose, rather than exploit, weaknesses – than anywhere else in the world. An unwillingness to hire its homegrown hackers has backfired spectacularly for a number of Indian startups. This has forced a long-overdue rethink of attitudes toward cyber-security. Multi-national corporations like Facebook are hiring Indians who are highest ranked bug hunters, or those who get rewarded for finding red-flagging security loopholes. Companies have previously not compensated hackers accordingly or even appreciated them. Hence many have been going oversees for opportunities.