Laxman Muthiyah-an Indian Researcher got an award of $50,000 from Microsoft

Laxman Muthiyah

  • Laxman Muthiyah received $50,000 as the prize money for detecting a bug.

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Laxman Muthiyah received $50,000 as the prize money for detecting a bug that could make anyone have control over any account on Microsoft

Recently, Microsoft arranged for a Bug Bounty program, in association with HackerOne. The recipient of the award, Laxman Muthiyah, received $50,000 as the prize money for detecting a bug that could make anyone have control over any account on Microsoft. Sounds scary?

And, this was a vulnerability spotted by the Indian researcher. As per Microsoft, they had invited people to detect bugs and glitches that the company might have overlooked.

Thanks to HackerOne, The Redmon-based giant, Laxman Muthiyah got a lumpsum amount.

Microsoft is known for giving prize money to researchers to find bugs. And, Microsoft gives prize money of $1000 to 1,000,000 to the researchers who detect and report bugs.

Laxman Muthiyah thanked the company via an Instagram post. He detected the bug back in November 2020, and Microsoft was quick enough to respond to his revelation.

Laxman Muthiyah

It was earlier assigned to a different security impact that had to be clarified by him through back and forth emails. Finally, it was assigned to Elevation of Privilege who deemed this threat as important rather than critical.

In response to this tweet, many users on Twitter congratulated him on this victory.

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Users asked Laxman Muthiyah, how he did it?

Some users even asked how he did it and more info on the program to which Microsoft’s Security Response page replied instantly.

On his Twitter, page, Laxman is quite active in finding bugs and reporting them on various platforms.

And this was his incessant curiosity, he was able to help a big company combat risky issues.

Getting a huge amount after finding a bug is really a satisfactory achievement. What do you think of this achievement?

Source: Gadgets Show

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