Techie Girl:- Ethical hacker Aditi wins 22 lakh bounty for finding a bug in Microsoft Azure

By | July 4, 2021

Aditi Singh is a self-taught cybersecurity analyst who is 20 years old. She has won a $30000, that is, around Rs.2200000 bug bounty from Microsoft Azure. As Aditi is eagerly waiting for her life’s biggest bounty to be received by her, she also said with elation that her parents are also very proud of her and now they feel that her career has been settled now.

Though till now the details have not been publicly revealed, however, there is information that she has found in the Azure Cloud Platform of Microsoft an RCE Bug. The Azure Cloud Platform of Microsoft has a severe security impact.

All over India for the techie’s bug bounty hunting as a career option has been trending, however, the story of Singh is quite inspiring and different. She was also admitted to Kota’s Allen Institute for doing preparations for Medical after completing class 10 like many other students, but soon she understood that it might not be possible for her to crack the competitive examinations.

Ethical Hacker Aditi Singh Microsoft Bug News
Ethical Hacker Aditi Singh Microsoft Bug News

The self-taught cybersecurity analyst also said that she commenced bug bounty hunting just a year ago and also she did not have computer science education knowledge from before.

Aditi got admitted to BCA Degree Course at IGNOU after completing school. She is also working now at MapMyIndia as a cybersecurity analyst. She said that she learned via YouTube Videos and Google about MySQL, Javascript, and various other programming languages.

She said that she also had an interest in bug bounties and she also learned how can a bug bounty be reported and learn about the technicalities a year of dedicated efforts was required by her. 

In this way, she became a self-taught cybersecurity analyst

She said that without even completing graduation she was hired by MapMyIndia when she reached them after she found about MapMyIndia’s vulnerabilities while she was digging through different platforms.

According to her, many learning resources are available for free online, and thus need for a computer science degree for learning about cybersecurity and programming is foolish to be believed. As a bit of advice, she said that through the internet smartly and easily things can be learned related to bug bounty and it’s not necessary to be an IITian for it.

The self-taught cybersecurity analyst also advised the students that they can start with Python or Javascript and then they can do a certificate course in Ethical Hacking if they are interested to be involved in Ethical Hacking.

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