Belarusian developer ranked second on Facebook’s best bug hunters list
Facebook has placed android developer Dzmitry Lukyanenka in 2nd place on a list of white hat hackers the company has chosen to thank for «making a responsible disclosure» in 2019. The annual list is compiled on the basis of the vulnerabilities reports Facebook receives from bug hunters.
Lukyanenka first joined the ranking in April. Earlier in the year, he managed to detect 4 vulnerabilities while taking part in the BountyCon event organized by Facebook in cooperation with Google. One of these netted the hacker $30,000 — Lukyanenka’s personal record — and secured him victory in the contest and pole position on the list, with another 57 participants trailing behind.
Over the year, the list expanded to 195 names. According to Lukyanenka, another two bug hunters were ahead of him, but asked the social network to preserve their anonymity due to safety concerns because they come from countries where hacking is not welcomed.
In 2019, Lukyanenka submitted about 15 bug reports to Facebook. Moreover, he is currently ranked 13th in Google’s Hall of Fame, in which the company lists the best security researchers. He also won the Most Valuable Hacker belt at a Vancouver event held by HackerOne and took 2nd place in the contest overall.