Indian hacker uncovers Vine's source code, rewarded $10,080 by Twitter!
Avinash, who goes by the nickname 'avicoder', uncovered a loophole in the popular video service that allowed him to easily access the cache of code online.
New Delhi: An Indian hacker was rewarded a bounty of $10,080 (roughly Rs. 6,73,000) by Twitter for discovering a security fault in Vine – a video sharing service currently owned by the micro-blogging website.
As per reports, the entire code source of Vine was available publically online. Avinash Singh, who goes by the nickname 'avicoder', uncovered a loophole in the popular video service that allowed him to easily access the cache of code online.
Apparently, he was able to download a Docker image containing complete source code of Vine while searching for vulnerabilities, using censys.io. Censys is a search engine that allows computer scientists to discover vulnerable Internet-connected devices.
In March, he reported the faulty to Twitter, which has fixed the problem within five minutes and awarded him $10,080 Bounty award.
It is said that so far, Singh has reported nearly 20 vulnerabilities to Twitter ever since he started contributing as an active bug bounty hunter from 2015.
Vine, a short-form video sharing service where users can share six-second-long looping video clips, was founded in June 2012, and was acquired by Twitter in October in the same year.