Almost a year ago, the talented Cosmin Lordache, also known as @ inhibitor181, became the seventh person to win more than $ 1 million, reporting 468 vulnerabilities through the bug bounty hunting platform.
A few days ago, HackerOne announced on Twitter that Lordache's profits reached $ 2 million. He is the first hacker of the platform to achieve such a thing.
The platform said: “334 days ago we promoted Lordache to the 7th hacker which reached profits of $ 1 million. Today we celebrate his achievement of being the FIRST hacker which reached 2 million dollars! Congratulations to us @ inhibitor181!".
Cosmin Lordache is from Romania, is 30 years old and lives in Germany with his wife and his two dogs. He started participating in bug bounty programs three years ago, while working as a full-stack developer. Since then, it has been declared as “The Assassin”At h1-65 live hacking event in Singapore and last h1-4420 live hacking event in London.
Ο Santiago Lopez, also known as @try_to_hack, was just 19 years old when he became the first millionaire from bug bounty programs. Today, the list of millionaires includes him and eight others hackers.
The Australian Nathaniel Wakelam, known in the hacking community as @nnwakelam, comes second in profits counts Lordache. To date, Wakelam has earned $ 1,8 million.
Wakelam shared HackerOne's Twitter post about Lordache's achievement, along with the comment "He beat me for $ 200k. Congratulations to @ inhibitor181! ”.
The Australian encouraged his "opponent" to continue the good work in discovering vulnerabilities.
In 2019, the HackerOne platform reportedly paid around $ 40 million in bug bounties, with most hackers to earn less than $ 20.000 per year.
Source: Infosecurity Magazine