An Indian Hacker Avinash Singh, has been awarded $10,080 (Rs 6.8 lakh) from the social media giant Twitter after he discovered a security hole in their video-based platform Vine.
The security hole that Avinash discovered, allowed him to access the entire cache of online code for Vine. Though he was able to access the whole vine site via this code, he refused to misuse it or share it with others.
Twitter, though have already pointed out the leak, and even fixed it as soon as Avinash pointed it out.
It is believed that Avinash discovered the hole while he was looking for vulnerabilities using censys.io, which is a search engine website.
Besides the Vine security Avinash via his blog has also pointed towards 20 Twitter bugs.
He mainly focuses on finding Twitter bugs since they “fix problems and pay up quickly”, though he has also submitted similar bug reports to Coursera, OwnCloud, and Imgur.