Digi- ja väestötietovirasto

The Digital and Population Data Services Agency's bug bounty program expands to Suomi.fi Messages

As of 13 February 2023, the Digital and Population Data Services Agency's bug bounty program will expand to cover Suomi.fi Messages. In the program, the Agency cooperates with white hat hackers to identify potential security deficiencies in the services. The bug bounty program will continue until 30 April 2023.

‘At worst, the vulnerabilities of digital services lead to a successful data breach.It is very useful to carry out long-term communal testing, such as the bug bounty program, on services that are open to the Internet,’ says Pekka Ristimäki, Head of Information Security at the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.

Hacking during the program does not compromise the security of the systems. On the contrary, a large group of testers enables more extensive testing and efficient identification of potential vulnerabilities.

How does hacker collaboration work?

Professional and amateur hackers are invited to participate in the bug bounty program to carry out information security research on the services targeted by the program. The programs are communal vulnerability security tests in which external testers, i.e. hackers, are given the opportunity to test organisations’ digital services within the agreed principles and limitations.

‘We have engaged in similar cooperation with hackers in the past, and the experiences have been good. The bug bounty program complements our standard application testing. At the same time, talented hackers are given the opportunity to test their skills with permission and make some money on the side,’ says Pekka Ristimäki.

Hackers register for testing and commit to following the established rules. If vulnerabilities are found, the person who finds them will be paid a fee in proportion to the significance of the finding. The fees range between €100 and €30,000.

The bug bounty program is produced by Hackrfi Oy, a company specialising in the management of communal vulnerability coordination and information security testing. The Digital and Population Data Services Agency's bug bounty program takes place from 31 October 2022 to 30 April 2023. Participants will be invited on the basis of an application.

Read more about the Digital and Population Data Services Agency's bug bounty program and apply to it on the website of Hackrfi Oy: https://www.hackr.fi/ohjelmat/DVV-BB.html

On 31 October 2022, the Digital and Population Data Services Agency launched the bug bounty program, which looks for possible information security vulnerabilities in Suomi.fi services. The program tests the Suomi.fi Web Service as well as the Suomi.fi e-Identification, Suomi.fi e-Authorizations and Suomi.fi Messages interface.

Suomi.fi is an online service that collects public services and guidelines for people at different stages of their lives. You can also use Suomi.fi to check your own data in the registers of different authorities, receive official mail electronically and grant and request rights to act on behalf of another person or company. Suomi.fi is developed by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.



Digital and Population Data Services Agency, Head of Information Security Pekka Ristimäki, tel. +358 295 535 048, firstname.lastname[at]dvv.fi



About Digi- ja väestötietovirasto

Digi- ja väestötietovirasto
Digi- ja väestötietovirasto
Lintulahdenkuja 2

0295 536 000 (vaihde)http://dvv.fi

Digital and Population Data Services Agency (The Finnish Digital Agency)

Digital and Population Data Services Agency (The Finnish Digital Agency) promotes the digitalisation of society, secures the availability of information and provides services related to customers’ life events.

The Digital and Population Data Services Agency (The Finnish Digital Agency) sees to the maintenance of the Population Information System, which is the foundation for our society, and to the digitalisation of society. The agency’s tasks include civil marriages, name and address changes, guardianship and administrative guardianship, maintenance of the Population Information System, development of solutions for electronic identification, as well as the development and maintenance of centralised support services for e-services. E-service support services include the Suomi.fi Web Service, electronic messages from authorities (Suomi.fi Messages) as well as authorisation for acting on behalf of another party (Suomi.fi e-Authorization).


Subscribe to releases from Digi- ja väestötietovirasto

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Digi- ja väestötietovirasto by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Digi- ja väestötietovirasto

The next digital leap for higher education institutions: information about studies completed abroad can now be exchanged electronically across borders13.3.2023 10:00:00 EET | Press release

At the beginning of 2023, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences became one of the first Finnish higher education institutions to introduce an electronic service that enables the agile and reliable transfer of study credits completed abroad to be counted towards a Finnish degree. The reform paves way for cross-border digital public services.

Högskolornas nästa digitala kliv: uppgifter om utbytesstudier rör sig i fortsättningen elektroniskt över landsgränserna13.3.2023 10:00:00 EET | Tiedote

I början av 2023 var Metropolia en av de första högskolorna i Finland att ta i bruk en elektronisk tjänst som gör det möjligt att smidigt och tillförlitligt tillgodoräkna studieprestationer som avlagts under utbytet som en del av den inhemska examen. Reformen visar en modell för digitalisering av offentliga tjänster över landsgränserna.

Över 20 000 ukrainare kan ansöka om hemkommun i Finland i mars-april – råd om e-tjänster även på ukrainska6.3.2023 14:15:00 EET | Tiedote

Från början av mars har de som flytt kriget i Ukraina kunnat ansöka om hemkommun i Finland. Myndigheten för digitalisering och befolkningsdata (MDB) har förberett sig på att ta emot tusentals webbansökningar under de kommande veckorna. Vid MDB:s serviceställe i Helsingfors får man också handledning av ukrainska kundrådgivare i hur e-tjänsterna fungerar. Man kan även träffa handledarna under Rekrytori Ukraina-rekryteringsevenemanget i Mässcentrum tisdagen den 7 mars.

Yli 20 000 ukrainalaista voi hakea Suomesta kotikuntaa maalis-huhtikuussa – neuvoja verkkoasiointiin myös ukrainaksi6.3.2023 13:59:01 EET | Tiedote

Maaliskuun alusta Ukrainasta sotaa paenneet ovat voineet hakea kotikuntaa Suomessa. Digi- ja väestötietovirasto (DVV) on varautunut vastaanottamaan tuhansia verkkohakemuksia lähiviikkojen aikana. DVV:n Helsingin palvelupaikassa neuvoja verkkoasiointiin saa myös ukrainalaisilta asiakasneuvojilta, jotka ovat tavattavissa myös Rekrytori Ukraina -tapahtumassa Messukeskuksessa tiistaina 7.3.

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom