India has topped the list of 127 countries that have participated in Facebook’s Bug Bounty programme. It has the highest number of participating security researchers at 205 and is also the country with the most paid bounties, which have amounted to Rs 48.4 million so far.
These numbers were calculated since the launch of Facebook’s Bug Bounty programme in 2011. The programme invites white hat hackers to report security vulnerabilities in Facebook, Instagram, Free Basics, Oculus and Onavo.
In 2015, the company received 13,233 submissions from 5,543 researches in 127 countries. In turn, it paid bounties worth $936,000 to 210 researchers, who had submitted 526 valid reports. The average payout was $1,780, with India, Egypt and Trinidad and Tobago getting the highest number of payouts. Read more…