The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) is pleased to recognize the security researchers who have helped make Microsoft online services safer by finding and reporting security vulnerabilities. Each name listed represents an individual or company who has privately disclosed one or more security vulnerabilities in our online services and worked with us to remediate the issue.

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June 2018 Security Researchers

  • Aam Chandra
  • Aamir Rehman Yousafzai
  • Adesh Nandkishor Kolte
  • Ahmed Jerbi
  • Alex Birsan
  • Ali Tütüncü
  • Amal Mohandas
  • Anas Mahmood
  • Anurag Jain(@csanuragjain)
  • Arun Babu
  • Arzel Rodriguez
  • Ashar Javed of Hyundai AutoEver Europe GmbH
  • Cameron Dawe of Spam404
  • Cameron Vincent
  • Cameron VincentIndividual
  • Carl Pearson
  • Cem Onat Karagun of Kocaeli University
  • Charles Worrell
  • Deepak k
  • Diogo Real
  • Nicky of Tencent Blade Team
  • Emad Shanab
  • Evgeniy Yakovchuk
  • Fabio Pires (
  • Farzan Karimid of Electronic Arts
  • Florian Gattermeier and Heinrich Wiederkehr of ERNW GmbH
  • Francesco Mifsud (
  • Frank B. Vickers
  • Hafsa Mirza
  • Hamza BACHIKH
  • Hamza Bettache
  • Hanno Böck
  • Hariharan.S
  • Hashir Hussain
  • Data Theorem, Inc.
  • HyperChem Ma of Tencent's XuanWu Lab
  • İlyas ORAK ( )
  • İsmail Şentürk
  • Jaikishan Tulswani (_iamjk)
  • James Guerin of Digital Pharos Inc.
  • Jason Hill of CyberInt
  • Jonathan Birch of Microsoft
  • Juba Baghdad
  • Kamil Sevi
  • Lakshay Gupta
  • Manish Bhatttacharya of SynapseFi
  • Mario Gomes (@NetFuzzer)
  • Michael Eissele
  • Mohd Maroof at Pristine infosolutions
  • Muhammad Muhaddis
  • Ning Guo
  • Nitin Devdas Bangera
  • Pratik Vinod Yadav from Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering (LTCOE)
  • Rasheed T
  • Rahul Kshirsagar
  • Ravinder Verma
  • Richard Shupak
  • Ronni Skansing
  • Rony Gigi
  • Agametov Rustam
  • Sahil Mehra
  • Saleh Shaban
  • Sean Gambles
  • Shay Priel of Cyberint
  • Shubham Pathak
  • Soroush Dalili of NCC Group
  • Sriharsha P
  • Stefan Kanthak
  • Stefan Scherer
  • Cedric Cochin of McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research (ATR) Team
  • Sudhanshu Rajbhar(Sudi)
  • Suresh C
  • Terry Zhang at Tophant
  • Thalaivar Subu
  • Titus Koopal
  • Victor Yun of Nepean HS (Victor Yun)
  • Yarin Rehtan of Cyberint
  • Yougharta Ghennai of Souk Naamane Sec Team
For previous months' acknowledgments, visit the acknowledgments archive page.

What are Microsoft online services?

Traditionally, software is installed, used, managed, and supported locally on a computing device within your organization’s environment. For example, you install and use Microsoft Word locally on a PC within your organization. You also manage the operation, upkeep, and maintenance of Word as part of your organization’s overall IT environment.

By contrast, with online services, a critical portion of the software generally resides with a service provider outside your organization’s IT environment. This does not mean that all the software resides with the service provider; there may be some software that is installed locally on your computing device to deliver the value of the online service or to enhance your experience. The common theme among online services is that you derive a significant portion of the value of the software by accessing the service provider’s systems remotely from within your own organization.

Another key aspect of online services is that the service provider is responsible for managing the operation, upkeep, and maintenance of the software on his systems.
With Microsoft Online Services, Microsoft is the service provider that hosts and manages the software for you.