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Security Researcher Hall of Fame

Name of researcher

Hacker Alias


Date Reported

Md. Nur A Alam Dipu


19th February 2019 1443hrs

Shivam Pravin Khambe

15th April 2019 1331hrs

Hassan Ahmed

Xen Lee tt

15 April 2019 0638hrs

Sushmitha Katikitala

26th April 2019 0816hrs

Lacroute Serge


 09th May 2019 0931hrs

Ehtesham Ul Haq, pakistan


13th May 2019 1017hrs

Pethuraj M

24th May 2019 1743hrs

Pardon Mukoy

24th May 2019 0319hrs

Aaditya Kumar Sharma

29th May 2019 1331hrs

Umesh P Jore

30th May 2019 2015hrs

Akshat Dubey

13th June 2019 0953hrs

Sachin Gupta

16th July 2019 0652hrs

Sayli Ambure

25th June 2019 0652hrs

Vikas Srivastava, India


26th June 2019 1249hrs

Vaibhav Pareek


16th July 2019 0753hrs

Ayan Saha

16th July 2019 0932hrs

Vasantha Kumar

17th July 2019 0918hrs

GwanYeong Kim


1st Aug 2019 0650hrs

Ronak Nahar


12th Aug 2019 0943hrs

Subhamoy Guha

26th September 2019 1550hrs

Halil Ahmad

30th September 2019 2144hrs

Mohammad Raza

03rd Oct 2019 2309hrs

Kenan Genç


7th October 2019 1230hrs

Mukul Trivedi

29th November 2019 1537hrs

Alex Gorshkov

15th Jan 2020 0943hrs

Paras Arora(multiple reports)

28th Feb 2020 1022hrs

Janmejaya Swain

1st March 2020 1259hrs

Pritam Mukherjee

3rd March 2020 1903hrs

Ajay Anand

5th March 2020 1157hrs

Anon Tuttu Venus

5th March 2020 1657hrs

Agrah Jain

7th March 2020 0555hrs

Gourab Sadhukhan

4th April 2020 0620hrs

Parag Ahire

09th Apr 2020 1327hrs

Vishal Saini

10th Apr 2020 1214hrs

Anurag Muley

15th Apr 2020 2127hrs

Rohil Chaudhry


24th Apr 2020 2133hrs

Gaurav Ghule

04th May 2020 1645hrs

Purbasha Ghosh

06th May 2020 1756hrs

Bindiya Sardhara

07th May 2020 0546hrs

Badal Sardhara

15th May 2020 1206hrs

Kamran Javed

19th May 2020 1815hrs

Ayushmaan Banerjee


16th May 2020 2000hrs

Padmaraj Nidagundi

21st May 2020 1318hrs

Ranjeet Jagtap

22nd May 2020 1606hrs

Afsar Khan

12th Jun 2020 0447hrs

Muhammad Junaid

20th June 2020 1652hrs

Paidi Dinesh


13th Aug 2020 2330hrs

Alisha Sheikh(multiple reports)

29th Aug 2020 0736hrs



31st Aug 2020 0931hrs

India - Bhavin Mahendra Patil

4th Sep 2020 2041hrs

Anugrah SR


29th Sep 2020 1929hrs

Aravinthan SP

01st Oct 2020 1411hrs

Pritam Dash

04th Oct 2020 1750hrs

Harsh D Ranjan

06th Oct 2020 1042hrs

Shailesh Kumavat

16th Oct 2020 1144hrs

Jimmi Simon (multiple reports)

25th Oct 2020 0903hrs

Jayalakshmi Ponnurangan (multiple reports)

28th Oct 2020 1814hrs

Raveena Ingale

16th Nov 2020 1145hrs

Burhan Chhotaudepur

Burhan xD

23rd Nov 2020 0558hrs

Priyanka Khare

03rd Dec 2020 0419hrs

Kunal Narsale (multiple reports)

03rd Dec 2020 1841hrs

Hanz Gumapac

07th Dec 2020 1925hrs

Shubham Panchal

11th Dec 2020 2023hrs

Pramod Sargar

17th Dec 2020 1510hrs

Souvik Mondal


17th Nov 2020 1010hrs

Ritaj Sharma

17th Dec 2020 1833hrs

Ms. Rishika Subhash Desai

19th Dec 2020 1053hrs

Aitor Herrero


25th Dec 2020 2104hrs

Chan Nyein Wai

31st Dec 2020 1553hrs

Chetan Pathade


7th Jan 2021 1805hrs

Sushant Kumbhar

24th Jan 2021 1908hrs

Shahid Ahmed

16th Feb 2021 0446hrs

Pankaj Omprakash Lakshkar (multiple reports)

23rd Feb 2021 1446hrs

Rahul Parmar

24th Feb 2021 1338hrs

Hamza Asif

03rd March 2021 1642hrs

Harinder Singh


08th March 2021 1305hrs

Kinshuk Kumar

08th March 2021 1626hrs

Raisul Islam Reyad


12th March 2021 2001hrs

Deepak Pandey (multiple reports)

23rd March 2021 1432hrs

Chirag Naresh Soni

25th March 2021 0948hrs

Suraj Satish Kharade

13th Apr 2021 0707hrs

Sanket Anil Ambalkar (multiple reports)

22nd Apr 2021 1653hrs

Khalid matar Alharthi

24th Apr 2021 0140hrs


04th May 2021 1009hrs

Gaurang Maheta (multiple reports)

06th May 2021 1135hrs

Keyur Mehta

06th May 2021 1822hrs

Sanjok Karki


09th May 2021 0520hrs

Parveen Singhmar

11th May 2021 1004hrs

Harishchandra Mohan Sabale (multiple reports)


07th Jul 2021 0252hrs

Jefferson Gonzales


08th Jul 2021 0727hrs

Kartik Khurana

08th Jul 2021 12:53hrs

Armanul Miraz


15th Jun 2021 1951hrs



20th Jun 2021 1753hrs

Gaurav T Patil

16th Jul 2021 1407hrs

Prashant Sharma


27th Jul 2021 0549hrs

Abdelhak Boudjelida

03rd Aug 2021 1715hrs

Aman Kumar


24th Aug 2021 1246hrs

Dhinu Ramachandran

25th Aug 2021 1954hrs

Ajith Ak

26th Aug 2021 0734hrs

Nguyen Anh Tuan


31st Aug 2021 0741hrs

Akshay Ravi(multiple reports)


07th Sep 2021 1927hrs

Rishabh Rajesh Shirke



16th Nov 2021 1306hrs

Vadivel R

21st Nov 2021 2032hrs

Mohd.Danish Abid

Mr. Den Compton

25th Nov 2021 1253hrs

Kokalagi Rushikesh (multiple reports)


10th Oct 2021 1201hrs

Mahad Ali

Paf Kiet

11 Oct 2021 0739hrs

Vishal Vishwakarma

31st Dec 2021 1202hrs

Hemant Mohite

13th Feb 2022 1158hrs

s Thakur
(multiple reports)


28th Jun 2022 0450hrs

Hassan Raza

27th Jun 2022 0923hrs

Gaurav Dalal


9th Sep 2022 0346hrs

Aditya R. Singh

22nd Sep 2022 1506hrs

M Noman


21st Oct 2022 2247hrs

Brahim Boufakri


25th Oct 2022 1618hrs



27th Oct 2022 1420hrs

Swapnil Kothawade

10th Dec 2022 1108hrs

Vedant Tiwari


29th Jan 2023 1733hrs

Brian Reilly

30th Jan 2023 1548hrs

Chirag Ketan Prajapati


28th April 2023 1510hrs

Kullai Metikala

15th May 2023 1907hrs

Rokkam Vamshi (multiple reports)

OM HariHara

16th May 2023 0639hrs

Vaibhav Jain

18th May 2023 0331hrs

Ivo Abreu

23th April 2023 1620hrs

Varanasi Pranathi

18th June 2023 0404hrs

BHARATH KALYAN G (multiple reports)

6th July 2023 1726hrs

Satyam Singh


8th July 2023 0721hrs

Milan Jain (scriptkiddie)

17th July 2023 1443hrs

Suraj Kumar Gupta

13th July 2023 2025hrs

Vijay Sutar

23rd July 2023 0352hrs


1st August 2023 0713hrs

Vikash Gupta

13th August 2023 1832hrs



18th August 2023 1637hrs

Aryan Jaiswal


10th August 2023 0949hrs

Kartik Garg (multiple reports)


21st August 2023 1851hrs

Wai Yan Aung


7th September 2023 0723hrs

Usama Bhatti

2nd August 2023 1955hrs

Shashank Chaudhary (mutiple reports)


4th October 2023 1642hrs