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Ethical Hacker from Kasaragod Finds A Spot in Google's 'Hall of Fame'

Web Desk‌Updated: Thursday Jun 20, 2019

Kasaragod > An ethical hacker from Kasaragod has made it to Google's 'Hall of Fame' after pointing out a mistake in their script. Google honoured Sreenath Raghunath, the 21 year old bug hunter as he spotted a vital security breach in one of Google acquisition. Before Sreenath, only a very few Keralites were able to find a spot in the prestigious list.

Sreenath who hails from Pilickode in Kasaragod district  was honoured as part of Google Vulnerability Reward Program- an initiative by the tech giants to improve themselves by finding out and correcting security thresats. Those who prove security bugs in Google's script are honoured with a permanent spot in their Hall of Fame list in addition to a monetary reward.

Sreenath is the son of Raghunath and Sujatha. He is also the grandson of CPI M district committee member T V Govindan.