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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July 2018 Security Researchers

  • Abhishek Kar
  • Adesh Nandkishor Kolte
  • Ahmed Jerbi
  • Ajay Kulal of Dr. Homi Bhabha Vidyalaya, Tarapur
  • Anand A S
  • Ankit Singh
  • Anushree A Vaidya
  • Arvind Mudaliyar (Security Researcher)
  • Ashar Javed of Hyundai AutoEver Europe GmbH
  • Ashwin Kumar .A
  • Bhavesh Varotaria of Krydence Technologies
  • Bishal Shrestha(विशाल श्रेष्ठ)
  • Bogdan Calin
  • Brian Nigl of Convergency LLC
  • Cameron Vincent
  • Carlos Perez Gonzalez of IHackLabs
  • Chirag Gupta
  • Dan Niño I. Fabro of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines
  • Darshit Varotaria of Krydence Technologies
  • Dorian Lecoeur
  • Vivek Gurung
  • Ethan Wright
  • Fabio Pires (
  • Francesco Mifsud (
  • Gerard Arall from Endouble
  • Hariharan.S
  • Hoang Quoc Thinh (@g4mm4) of Cyber Jutsu Co.,Ltd
  • İlyas ORAK(@ilyasorak_) of Innoverabt
  • llt4l
  • Jafar Hasan of Webvillee Technology Pvt. Ltd
  • Jaime Ivan Mendoza Ribera
  • James Davis of Virginia Tech
  • Jens Müller of Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Joel Melegrito
  • Julien Zolli
  • Kenneth Billones
  • Konark Modi (@konarkmodi) at Tech Lead - Cliqz, Gmbh
  • Krishna Manoj Vandavasi
  • Muhammad Uwais
  • Leonid Hartmann @_harleo
  • Luca Consolati
  • Luigi Gubello
  • Taha Ahmed Siddiqui
  • Maurice Funke
  • MIDHUN S (Bug hunter)
  • moustafa dabbous
  • Murat Kaya (mksecurity)
  • Nethanel Gelernter of Cyberpion
  • Ömer Ali Şentürk from Antalya Bilim University
  • Paresh Parmar
  • Pethuraj M
  • Parvez Alam ( Pflash Punk )
  • Prasanna Dash
  • Rachit Verma (@B43kd00r)
  • Richard Shupak
  • Robert Wiggins of Revolution Four
  • Rony Gigi
  • Sadik Shaikh of Extreme Hacking
  • Sahad NK
  • Samet ŞAHİN
  • Sanjay Singh Jhala of ProSirius Technologies
  • Amandeep Singh Chawla
  • Sean Bourke
  • Sébastien Kaul
  • Shay Priel of Cyberint
  • Shivasurya S
  • SI9INT
  • Sreenath Raghunath
  • Suresh C
  • Vartul Goyal
  • Vignesh.V of SRM Institute of Science & Technology
  • Vishakh B
  • Yakup (
  • Yan JIA - National Computer Network Intrusion Protection Center (NCNIPC), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) School of Cyber Engineering, Xidian University
  • Yarin Rehtan from Cyberint
  • Zhong Zhaochen of @asnine
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.