Hackers who find security vulnerabilities in the 3DS may be able to receive money from Nintendo. The company wants to patch more problems before they can become public knowledge and receiving help from outside hackers is a good way to move towards that goal.
Bounties for exploits come in between $100 and $20,000. The amount you’ll receive for reporting a bug depends on its severity and what kind of impact it actually has on the handheld system.
This bug bounty probably won’t be a reliable source of cash since it’s up to Nintendo whether or not a hacker will be paid.
Nintendo will determine at its discretion whether the vulnerability information qualifies for a reward as well as the amount of any such reward,