The security community has responded enthusiastically to our new bounty programs, submitting over a dozen issues for us to investigate in just the first two weeks since the programs opened. I personally notified the very first bounty recipient via email today that his submission for the Internet Explorer 11 Preview Bug Bounty is confirmed and validated. (Translation: He’s getting paid.)
According to PC world, the engineers name is Ivan Fratric. Ivan stands to a maximum of $11,000 for the discovery.
another win for Google I would say. Google does have a strong interest in Microsoft stepping up their security in their software thanks to a number of Microsoft vulnerabilities that Chinese hackers used a while back to break into Google. It is pretty hard to protect yourself when users out there can use other browsers and access points to to hack their way in.