Hacker uncovers Vine source code, Twitter pays him $10,080

Hacker known as Avinash uncovers gaping security flaw in Vine code, Twitter pays him $10K.

@seanridgeley
Published Tue, Jul 26 2016 12:42 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

A hacker by the name of Avinash discovered Vine's source code is publicly available, and for his efforts, parent company Twitter has paid him $10,080.

Hacker uncovers Vine source code, Twitter pays him $10,080 | TweakTown.com

The news is only coming out now, but Avinash presented his findings to Twitter about two months ago, at which point they fixed the issue within five minutes.

Tech giants paying hackers for bug bounties is a standard practice; bug bounty hunter Anand Prakash has earned roughly $1 million to date.

NEWS SOURCE:tech.firstpost.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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