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HackerOne: Twitter paid bug bounty hunters over Rs 2 crore in 2 years

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 May 2016, 18:00 IST

In the last two years, Twitter has paid a whopping $3,22,420 (approximately Rs 2.1 crores) to researchers and bug hunters who have discovered bugs in the microblogging platform - under its bug bounty 'HackerOne' program.

Twitter's 'HackerOne' - which was opened to public in May 2014 - has become an invaluable resource for the social media platform.

In a blogpost on 27 May, Arkadiy Tetelman, software engineer at Twitter, said that in the last two years, Twitter has received 5,171 submissions to the program from 1,662 researchers and 20% of resolved bugs were publicly disclosed.

According to reports, the amounts ranged from $140 to $12,040. One Twitter bug hunter was awarded $54,000 in 2015.

The microblogging website has a standing offer of $15,000 (approximately Rs 10 lakh) for anyone who discovers a vulnerability that leaves it open to remote code executions. However, it is yet to receive such a tip off.

Think you've found one? Write to Twitter now!

-- With agency inputs

First published: 29 May 2016, 18:00 IST
 
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