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Announcing Hack The World 2016 Winners

  • October 20th , 2016

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Back in July we announced our Hack The World competition. The idea was simple: hack like crazy until the 19th September, and whoever had the most reputation gains wins some awesome prizes.

We included two brackets - experienced hackers and new hackers - to ensure everyone had a chance of competing. We watched the leaderboard every day and were amazed to see the passion, energy, and sheer number of vulnerabilities submitted as part of the competition.

So, without further ado, we are delighted to announce the winners of Hack The World 2016!

Experienced Hackers Bracket

The final leaderboard for our experienced hackers bracket looks like this:

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As such, congratulations to Vishnu for winning, and to GeekBoy for being a close runner-up. It is phenomenal to see just how much you both accomplished in the short Hack The World timeframe - we are so proud to have you both as top-tier hackers on HackerOne!

Vishnu, you will be getting $1337 in cold hard cash, some limited edition swag, and pride of place in the HackerOne office in San Francisco.

GeekBoy, you will be getting the awesome Eachine Racer 250 FPV Quadcopter Drone as well as the limited edition swag and pride of place in the office too.

Finally, congratulations to our runners up - Frans Rosén, Konqi, Robin Puri, mohammed, and psaux - you will be getting some HackerOne swag as a thank-you for your incredible work.

New Users Bracket

We were especially excited to see the fantastic work going on in our new users bracket as each of you was new to HackerOne, and some of you were new to hacking too!

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Congratulations to João Lucas Melo Brasio for bagging the first place in this bracket, and to Justin Calmus for being a close runner-up too. We love seeing hackers such as yourselves - dipping your toe into HackerOne and showing just what is possible for our new hackers!

João, you will also be getting $1337 in cold hard cash, some limited edition swag, and pride of place in the HackerOne office in San Francisco.

Justin, you will be getting the awesome Eachine Racer 250 FPV Quadcopter Drone too, as well as the limited edition swag and pride of place in the office too.

Finally, congratulations to our runners up - lmx, ysx, secator, bugslayer, and Dmitry x. - you will be getting some HackerOne swag as a thank-you for your incredible work.

A Special Mention: Minh Râu

While Hack The World has been a great success, it would be remiss if we didn’t fess up with something that went a little less well.

A little while back we removed IBB reports from the scope of Hack The World. We did this because often times reports are submitted to IBB after the hacker had reported and resolved the issue directly with the maintainer.

We realized after the fact this was a poor choice, and retroactively dug into the data and discovered Minh Râu would have won the contest if IBB been in scope.

As such, we have decided to congratulate and reward Minh Rau as an additional winner of the contest. Minh, you will also be getting $1337 in cash, the limited edition swag, and pride of place in the HackerOne office in San Francisco!

Congratulations to all our winners for your incredible work and to everyone who participated for helping to make the Internet a safer place for everyone!

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