ImpactQA’s Team of Ethical Hackers Receive Global Recognition by Fortune 500 Companies via Bug Bounty Program

ImpactQA’s Team of Ethical Hackers Receive Global Recognition by Fortune 500 Companies via Bug Bounty Program

Several security parameters need to be fulfilled for an organization to succeed in its quest to deliver secure software applications. “Modern problems require modern solutions,” and which is why global enterprises, be it the public or private sector, are seeking quick response initiatives to search for potential security vulnerabilities.

Bug Bounty Program is one such initiative that is on the rise. Such programs permit the developers to determine and resolve bugs at the earliest before the end-users get to spot them; this prevents incidents of widespread abuse and helps safeguard the organization’s reputation.

Why Is Bug Bounty Program Receiving Intense Traction?

A bug bounty program can be seen as a deal offered by several prominent organizations, websites, and software developers to invite security researchers to search for possible risks, vulnerabilities, and data security breaches on its public-based digital systems. The reason for the extensive popularity of bug bounty programs is the hefty reward amount associated with such initiatives. Individuals are rewarded and globally recognized by market leaders, thereby fulfilling the dream for many.

According to a report released in February 2020 by HackerOne, the collective amount earned by hackers from bug bounty programs was approximately $40 million!

ImpactQA & Its Successful Run with Bug Bounty

Looking at the changing security testing landscape activated by emerging technology, the determination of application vulnerabilities has become slightly complex. ImpactQA & its team of ethical hackers were recently rewarded for reporting security breaches for Fortune 500 companies as part of a bug bounty program.

The company has been persistent in providing penetration and security testing services for the past 10+ years. ImpactQA has helped leading organizations from banking, e-commerce, medicine, logistics, etc., in ensuring zero vulnerability with each of their software products with such experience and expertise.

Narasimha Raju, CTO at ImpactQA, praised this achievement and said:

“I am very proud to note that our ethical hacking team’s contributions are recognized by below Fortune 500 companies ( lntel, Google, OlaCabs, Zomato, Bumble, Snapchat, IBM, PayPal, Apple, Pinterest, RedHat, OnePlus, Sony, Western Union, US Defence Dept, Badoo, ESET, EC-Council, Under-Armour, Twilio, NetGear and more ) by listing us in the hall of fame board. ImpactQA will continue to contribute through our responsible disclosure program and ensure a secure digital world”.

He further highlighted the team’s efficiency in serving clients to resolve serious challenges associated with large-scale projects. The company promises to stabilize its efforts to reinforce security testing, penetration testing, VAPT testing, cybersecurity testing, and cloud security testing.

What are the Benefits of the Bug Bounty Program?

Organizations can gain better advantages through the bug bounty program. How?

It is a proactive approach to added security efforts. In simple terms, you get an opportunity to sanction ethical hackers who start their hunt to seek and eliminate vulnerabilities before an attacker gets a chance to exploit them. Organizations can count on such programs as a fast track method which is different from traditional ways where companies wait for an attack to happen before actually trying to correct an underlying weakness.

There are several other benefits associated with Bug Bounty Program, such as:

 Deter Malicious Activity: The proliferation of such security-based programs helps exploit testers’ curiosity to benefit organizations in checking their system weaknesses and ultimately offering bug-free software applications. Discouraging malicious activities against websites, apps, game consoles, and other technology is one of the more significant bug bounty benefits. Organizations allow themselves to partner with interested individuals actively and provide them with the platform to legitimately incorporate their knowledge and prove themselves as capable security researchers.

 Transparent Approach: With traditional penetration testing services, there are situations when fear due to fulfilling compliance requirements might become haunting. However, bug bounties follow a different approach that is more inclined to develop a setup with transparency, sincerity, and responsibility.

Best Alternative to Error Detection: The presence of ethical hackers assists businesses in detecting vulnerabilities before external sources can spot them. Therefore, running a bug bounty program is evolving by being proactive & predictive. It has been tagged as the alternative approach to detect software and configuration-based errors, surpassing developers and security testing teams.

The support towards bounty programs is immense. Organizations like Microsoft find it essential to pull out the dark side of security breaches under the spotlight by making hackers ethical through their participation in such bounty initiatives.

Why Choose ImpactQA as Your Security Partner?

ImpactQA manages a security team consisting of seasoned cybersecurity researchers and offensive security professionals with a wide array of experience in Red Teaming, Offensive Security, and private sector security operations.

You can put your trust in our hand-picked security testing professionals having high-end experience in malware analysis, web application security, mobile application security, IoT security, network security, industrial control systems, and SCADA security.


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Interestingly, almost all of our security team members share the reputation of being active participants in world-renowned CTF’s and bug bounty platforms. Moreover, most of these experts are active contributors to the information security community. Our diverse scope of security capabilities is tailored based on every client’s specific needs and budget expectations. With a hands-on approach, our owners and management pride themselves on our responsiveness to the client’s ever-changing requests and security demands.

ImpactQA meticulously selects and trains its professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and challenges in the information security industry. Our adept I.T security team has helped numerous industry-leading tech giants under their bug bounty platforms.

As regular bug hunters and malware analysts, our security team members have taken part in initiatives to identify vulnerabilities, as mentioned below:


1OS command injectionXML injectionClient-side XPath injection (DOM-based)External service interaction (SMTP)
2SQL injectionASP.NET debugging enabled (Info Disclosure)Client-side XPath injection (reflected DOM-based)Referer-dependent response
3SQL injection (second order)Cross-site request forgeryClient-side XPath injection (stored DOM-based)Spoofable client IP address
4ASP.NET tracing enabled (Info Disclosure)SMTP header injectionClient-side JSON injection (DOM-based)User agent-dependent response
5File path traversalPassword returned in later responseClient-side JSON injection (reflected DOM-based)Cross-domain POST
6XML external entity injectionSQL statement in request parameterClient-side JSON injection (stored DOM-based)Long redirection response
7LDAP injectionXML entity expansionCross-origin resource sharing: unencrypted origin trustedDuplicate cookies set
8XPath injectionOpen redirection (stored)Cross-origin resource sharing: all subdomains trustedInput returned in response (stored)
9HTTP PUT method is enabledOpen redirection (stored DOM-based)Password submitted using GET methodInput returned in response (reflected)
10Out-of-band resource load (HTTP)TLS cookie without secure flag setPassword returned in URL query stringSuspicious input transformation (reflected)
11File path manipulationSession token in URLASP.NET ViewState without MAC enabledSuspicious input transformation (stored)
12PHP code injectionPassword value set in cookieVulnerable JavaScript dependencyRequest URL override
13Server-side JavaScript code injectionDocument domain manipulation (DOM-based)Open redirection (reflected)Cross-domain Referer leakage
14Perl code injectionDocument domain manipulation (reflected DOM-based)Open redirection (DOM-based)Cross-domain script include
15Ruby code injectionDocument domain manipulation (stored DOM-based)Open redirection (reflected DOM-based)File upload functionality
16Python code injectionCSS injection (reflected)Cookie scoped to parent domainFrameable response (potential Clickjacking)
17Expression Language injectionCSS injection (stored)Cookie without HttpOnly flag setBrowser cross-site scripting filter disabled
18Unidentified code injectionForm action hijacking (reflected)Password field with autocomplete enabledHTTP TRACE method is enabled
19Server-side template injectionForm action hijacking (stored)Cookie manipulation (DOM-based)Denial of service (DOM-based)
20SSI injectionDatabase connection string disclosedCookie manipulation (reflected DOM-based)Denial of service (reflected DOM-based)
21Cross-site scripting (stored)TLS certificateCookie manipulation (stored DOM-based)HTML5 web message manipulation (DOM-based)
22HTTP request smugglingAjax request header manipulation (DOM-based)HTML5 web message manipulation (reflected DOM-based)
23Web cache poisoningAjax request header manipulation (reflected DOM-based)HTML5 web message manipulation (stored DOM-based)
24HTTP response header injectionAjax request header manipulation (stored DOM-based)HTML5 storage manipulation (DOM-based)
25Cross-site scripting (reflected)Denial of service (stored DOM-based)HTML5 storage manipulation (reflected DOM-based)
26Client-side template injectionLink manipulation (DOM-based)HTML5 storage manipulation (stored DOM-based)
27Cross-site scripting (DOM-based)Link manipulation (reflected DOM-based)Link manipulation (reflected)
28Cross-site scripting (reflected DOM-based)Link manipulation (stored DOM-based)Link manipulation (stored)
29Cross-site scripting (stored DOM-based)Client-side HTTP parameter pollution (reflected)DOM data manipulation (DOM-based)
30JavaScript injection (DOM-based)Client-side HTTP parameter pollution (stored)DOM data manipulation (reflected DOM-based)
31JavaScript injection (reflected DOM-based)Source code disclosureDOM data manipulation (stored DOM-based)
32JavaScript injection (stored DOM-based)Content type incorrectly statedBackup file
33Path-relative style sheet importUnencrypted communicationsDirectory listing
34Client-side SQL injection (DOM-based)Strict transport security not enforcedEmail addresses disclosed
35Client-side SQL injection (reflected DOM-based)Private IP addresses disclosed
36Client-side SQL injection (stored DOM-based)Social security numbers disclosed
37WebSocket URL poisoning (DOM-based)Credit card numbers disclosed
38WebSocket URL poisoning (reflected DOM-based)Private key disclosed
39WebSocket URL poisoning (stored DOM-based)Robots.txt file exposure
40Local file path manipulation (DOM-based)Cacheable HTTPS response
41Local file path manipulation (reflected DOM-based)Base64-encoded data in parameter
42Local file path manipulation (stored DOM-based)Multiple content types specified
43Flash cross-domain policyHTML does not specify charset
44Silverlight cross-domain policyHTML uses unrecognized charset
45Cross-origin resource sharingContent type is not specified
46Cross-origin resource sharing: arbitrary origin trustedMixed content
47Cleartext submission of passwordExtension generated issue
48External service interaction (DNS)
49External service interaction (HTTP)
50Serialized object in HTTP message
51Server Side Request Forgery


ImpactQA has been a leader in security testing and VAPT testing. We have established new cybersecurity standards and are garnering praise from tech leaders, industry influencers, security researchers, and third-party security labs.

Our recent achievement in a bug bounty program associating us with Fortune 500 companies like lntel, Google, OlaCabs, Zomato, Bumble, Snapchat, IBM, PayPal, Apple, etc, has indeed strengthened our standing among global security testing companies.

For your requirements related to software products’ security testing, you can easily book a free consultation with our experts.