Google's Pwnium Contest had no takers for prizes totaling $3.14159 million. In a statement Thursday, Google spokeswoman Jessica Kositz said that the company did not receive any winning entries during the day-long contest, but that the company is evaluating work that may qualify for a partial prize.
Admittedly: Google didn't make the job easy. Chrome's native security features pose a considerable challenge to hackers under normal circumstances. Then, on Monday, Google released an update fixing 10 vulnerabilities in Chrome — five of them rated "High." Any of those might have contributed to a hack that would warrant a six figure payout under Pwnium's rules. Instead, Google paid between $1,000 and $2,000 for each vulnerability to the researcher responsible for disclosing it to the company."