Infogain, a leading business and IT consulting firm has announced that Yogesh Tantak, a skilled and high-spirited Software Engineer at Infogain, recently received a prize of rupees ten lakhs in Facebook’s “Bug Bounty” program. He is the second Indian to receive this prize. His discovery of a critical bug in the platform which allows one to access/hack another profile easily placed him in 5th position in Facebook’s Hall of Fame.
Facebook’s Bug Bounty Program recognizes and reward security researchers that voluntarily report security vulnerabilities in their services. Monetary bounties are paid out based on Facebook’s discretion, and takes into consideration risk, impact, and other factors. In addition to Facebook, Yogesh has identified bugs and critical vulnerabilities in other platforms.
Previously, he received Three Lakh Twenty Thousand Rupees for identifying a bug in Instagram's Login System. This is part of the long list of awards and accolades that he has received from brands including Microsoft, Paypal, Mozilla, Google, Apple, LinkedIn
and others. To date, Yogesh has received over Fifteen Lakhs Rupees and many commendations for his accomplishments.
commented, “Searching and uncovering bugs in the various platforms is a challenging and fun hobby. My work at Infogain continues to be a great learning experience, and I am appreciative that they are supportive; giving me the freedom to pursue and mentor in my other areas of interest. It is exciting to be recognized by such dynamic organizations like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and many others.”
Anupam Jauhari, Vice President - HR, Infogain says,
“Yogesh is one example of many talented and skilled Infogainers. We provide a flexible work environment, which enables employees to pursue activities outside the regular work. Infogain fosters a culture of knowledge sharing, innovation, equal opportunity and teamwork. We encourage our employees to participate in global competitions, allowing them to showcase their strengths and prove their mettle. We are proud of Yogesh and congratulate him on his achievements.”