Facebook today said it has paid Rs. 4.84 crore to researchers in India as part of its bug bounty programme, the most paid till date by the world’s largest social networking platform.
India, which has over 142 million Facebook users, also holds top rank among 127 countries in terms of researchers contributing to its bug bounty programme, it said in a blog.
“India is home to the largest population of security researchers (205) participating in the Facebook bug bounty programme since its inception in 2011. The country also holds the top spot for most bounties paid (Rs. 48.4 million),” Adam Ruddermann, a technical program manager on the Facebook Bug Bounty team, wrote.