20 year old ethical hacker Aditi Singh wins over Rs 22 Lakh for finding bug in Microsoft's cloud system

Two months ago, Aditi found a similar bug in Facebook and won a bounty of $7500 (approximately over Rs 5.5 lakh).

Aditi Singh, a 20-year-old ethical hacker from Delhi has been rewarded $30,000 (approximately Rs 22 lakh) for spotting a bug in Microsoft’s Azure cloud system. Two months ago, Aditi found a similar bug in Facebook and won a bounty of $7500 (approximately over Rs 5.5 lakh)...

...Singh also said that Microsoft was informed about the bug two months back, when she discovered it and alerted them. But the company did not respond immediately as it was waiting to check if anyone had downloaded the insecure version of the system, an India Today report stated.

The Delhi-based hacker explained the reason behind the RCE bug. She said developers should have first downloaded a Node Package Manager instead of writing the code directly. “Developers should write codes only after they have the NPM," Singh was quoted as saying...

...The field of ethical hacking is something Singh stumbled upon while preparing for her medical entrance exam, NEET. Although she didn't crack the exam, she found bugs in over 40 companies including Facebook, TikTok, Microsoft, Mozilla, Paytm, Ethereum

Her first hacking experience was when she managed to crack her neighbour’s Wi-Fi password.  It's been two years that she has been working in this field now, she says.

The hacker also shared how people interested in ethical hacking can find multiple resources available online. She added that to get into advanced hacking one must know a programming language. Singh also suggested OSCP, a certificate course for ethical hacking.

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