India contributed with the most number of valid bugs in Facebook Bug Bounty 2013. It must be said that there is a large user base for Facebook from India accounting for more than 93 million users.
Facebook Bug Bounty 2013
India had reported 136 bugs, followed by the United States with 92. Brazil came in third followed by the United Kingdom with 53 and 40 bugs respectively.
Facebook revealed the number of submissions relating to Facebook Bug Bounty program. The largest social networking site got 14,763 submissions out of which only 687 submissions were considered valid, which means they were eligible for receiving the rewards offered by Facebook.
If the reports are to be believed, Facebook had paid around Rs. 9 crores (nearly $1.5 million) last year to the security researchers for reporting bugs on the site. Facebook today has more than 1.2 billion users worldwide.
In one of their posts Facebook said, “India contributed the largest number of valid bugs at 136, with an average reward of $1,353 (Rs. 80,000 approximately). The US reported 92 issues and averaged $2,272 (approximately Rs. 1, 35,000) in rewards”. This makes India is the second highest beneficiary of Facebook Bug Bounty 2013.
The Brazilians were paid rewards amounting to $3,792 and $2,950 to the Englishmen. However, it was Russia who earned the most through the program. On an average, $3,961 was paid for reporting 38 bugs in all.
According to Facebook’s figures, they have paid more than $2 million since the Facebook Bug Bounty got underway in 2011. Last year, Facebook paid about $1.5 million to 330 researchers in all.
Facebook has said that they will egg on the best research in valuable quarters. Along with that Facebook will also be increasing the amount of the rewards, especially for priority and sensitive cases.