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Meet Anand Prakash- A White Hat Hacker Who Earns From Finding Bugs In Facebook, Twitter, & Uber

| Published on October 31, 2019

A 26 years old Bangalore-based ethical hacker who started his career as a security engineer in Flipkart in 2014 is now one of the most renowned bounty hunters.

Featured in the Forbes “30 under 30 Asia” list, Anand Prakash has found bugs in the world’s most popular apps like Facebook, Twitter, Uber and Tinder.

On being asked more about bug finding Prakash said that the bugs he found on Facebook, Twitter and Tinder enabled him to log into any account including Mark Zuckerberg himself.
After reporting the bug to Facebook he was awarded Rs.10 lakhs for it. For consecutive 5 years, the young hacker has been ranked as one of the top bounty hunters for Facebook.
Talking about the Uber bug he shared that he could have used the app to ride for free anywhere in the world which he reported ethically to the company and was later resolved.

Prakash is a self-taught computer whizz who has learned hacking by reading blogs and watching YouTube videos. He is paid by businesses for tracing security gaps or bugs in their websites.

Talking about the Uber bug he shared that he could have used the app to ride for free anywhere in the world which he reported ethically to the company and was later resolved.
He is also ranked at #3 worldwide on Twitter’s bounty program.

A major Indian news website declared Anand “one of India’s best known white hat hackers.”

Anand has personally helped more than 400 companies around the world become more secure and is now sharing his security insights and war stories with the developer community through freeCodeCamp’s Medium publication.

He is also the founder of AppSecure, a cybersecurity startup launched in May 2016.

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