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Researcher Earned More than $ 2000000 on HackerOne

HackerOne representatives said that Romanian cybersecurity specialist Cosmin Iordach (@inhibitor181) became the first researcher in the history of the project, who earned more than $ 2000000 from bug bounty.

He is also the seventh researcher to earn over a million dollars in just two years, a milestone he reached, receiving over $300,000 in just 90 days.

334 days ago, we announced Cosmin as the 7th hacker to reach $1 million dollars in earnings. Today we celebrate his achievement to be the FIRST to reach $2 million! Please join us in congratulating @inhibitor181!.the administration of HackerOne told on Twitter.

Iordach told HackerOne that he lived in Germany for the past six years with his wife and two dogs. His interest in hacking and vulnerabilities rised after the HackAttack workshop in Hamburg in mid-2016. Then the expert was still studying at the university, but at the end of 2017 he was already seriously engaged in hunting for bugs, continuing to work as a full-stack developer.

Soon, the researcher received the highest rank of The Assassin at the Singapore hacking event h1-65, and in 2019 he defended his title in London, during h1-4420.

Kosmin Iordach’s overall discovered 468 vulnerabilities, including those found in Verizon Media, PayPal, Dropbox, Facebook, Spotify, AT&T, TikTok, Twitter, Uber and GitHub, as well as a number of bugs in US Department of Defence systems.told on HackerOne.

Let me remind you that there are currently only nine bug hunters on HackerOne who have earned over $ 1,000,000. The first two millionaires appeared on HackerOne last spring. The first record holder was Santiago Lopez (@try_to_hack) from Argentina. He was self-taught when he signed up for HackerOne in 2015, at the age of sixteen. Over the years, he has found over 1,600 vulnerabilities, including in solutions from Twitter and Verizon Media.

HackerOne’s second millionaire is Briton Mark Lichfield (@mlitchfield). He has already helped to fix over 900 bugs in products from companies such as Dropbox, Yelp, Venmo, Starbucks, Shopify, and Rockstar Games.

According to the head of HackerOne, during the entire existence of the project, researchers have already discovered about 170,000 vulnerabilities, and the platform is now used by more than 700,000 ethical hackers.

Let me remind you that bughunter stole a Monero exploit from another cybersecurity specialist and received a reward for it in HackerOne.

Vladimir Krasnogolovy

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