Congratulations to the Top MSRC 2021 Q4 Security Researchers!

Congratulations to all the researchers recognized in this quarter’s Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program leaderboard! Thank you to everyone for your hard work and continued partnership to secure customers.

The top three researchers of the 2021 Q4 Security Researcher Leaderboard are: rezer0dai (780 points), Callum Carney (750 points), and wtm (615 points)!

RANK, NAME, TOTAL POINTS; 1, REZER0DAI, 780; 2, CALLUM CARNEY, 750; 3, WTM, 615; 4, MOHAMMAD DEILAMY(MDM), 520; 5, ZHINIANG PENG (@EDWARDZPENG), 435; 6, ĐẶNG THẾ TUYẾN, 405; 7, TERRY ZHANG @PNIG0S, 340; 8, DAVID ERCEG, 320; 9, JARVIS_1OOP, 300; 9, WILLIAM SÖDERBERG, 300; 11, RAMZES, 285; 12, LIUBENJIN, 255; 12, SURESH CHELLADURAI, 255; 14, SINA KHEIRKHAH (@SIN_KHE), 245; 15, DHANESH KIZHAKKINAN, 240; 16, BEE13OY, 200; 17, HÀ ANH HOÀNG, 190; 18, AZUREYANG, 180; 18, NGO WEI LIN (@CREASTERY) , 180; 18, ZESEN YE, 180; 21, RYELV, 165; 21, YANIR TSARIMI (@YANIR_), 165; 23, QUAN JIN(@JQ0904), 160; 24, XUEFENG LI, 150; 25, ADRIAN IVASCU, 145; 26, ANONYMOUS, 135; 26, MEAREG HUNEGNAW, 135; 28, ANONYMOUS, 125; 29, ANONYMOUS, 120; 29, BUGHUNTER011 (@CYBERKUNLUN), 120; 29, CHEN COHEN, 120; 29, JOSH MAGRI, 120; 29, SHILONGAN, 120; 29, SICK, 120; 35, ANONYMOUS, 90; 35, BATRAM, 90; 35, DR NESTORI SYYNIMAA (@DRAZUREAD), 90; 35, KRISHNA CHAITANYA GOPISETTY, 90; 39, ANONYMOUS, 85; 39, YUHAO WENG, 85; 41, BEN CHINOY, 82.5; 42, ANONYMOUS, 80; 42, FABIAN SCHMIDT, 80; 42, JAANUS KÄÄP, 80; 45, FELIX B, 77.5; 46, HYUNGSEOK HAN, 75; 46, JORDI SASTRE, 75; 46, RAIDH ĤERE, 75; 49, GUNDA SHIVAKUMAR, 70; 49, ISMAIL, 70.
RANK, NAME, TOTAL POINTS; 51, AYANSH SINHA (CYBERDAD), 65; 51, KEQI HU, 65; 51, RODRIGO RAMOS DA SILVEIRA, 65; 51, ZIMING ZHANG, 65; 55, ANONYMOUS, 60; 55, ANONYMOUS, 60; 55, ANONYMOUS, 60; 55, ANONYMOUS, 60; 55, ANONYMOUS, 60; 55, ANONYMOUS, 60; 55, ANONYMOUS, 60; 55, ANONYMOUS, 60; 55, ANONYMOUS, 60; 55, DIMITRIOS TSAGKARAKIS, 60; 55, DYLAN RYAN-ZILAVY, 60; 55, HP, 60; 55, K0SHL, 60; 55, KARL FOSAAEN, 60; 55, PARSIA HAKIMIAN, 60; 55, SOORAJ K S (@SOORAJKS), 60; 55, SUMON (@BUGXPLOIT), 60; 55, WANGJUNJIE ZHANG (@HILLSTONE_LAB), 60; 55, WENYUE LI (@HILLSTONE_LAB), 60; 55, YISHENG HE (@HILLSTONE_LAB), 60; 55, ZACH, 60; 76, KIRA, 55; 77, SZYMON HEIDRICH, 50; 78, ABDELHAMID NACERI, 45; 78, AIDIL ARIEF, 45; 78, ANONYMOUS, 45; 78, ANONYMOUS, 45; 78, ANONYMOUS, 45; 78, ANONYMOUS, 45; 78, ANONYMOUS, 45; 78, ANONYMOUS, 45; 78, SAKTHIPRIYAN, 45; 78, SHIR, 45; 78, YAOKANG TAN, 45; 89, ANDREW BARTLETT, 40; 89, ANONYMOUS, 40; 89, ANONYMOUS, 40; 89, ANONYMOUS, 40; 89, ANONYMOUS, 40; 89, ANONYMOUS, 40; 89, CHINMOY MUKHERJEE, 40; 89, JAEHENG YOON(@ONNOVEATH), 40; 89, LÊ NGỌC LINH, 40; 89, LEWIS(@LEWISLEE53), 40; 89, NKATIYARLIVE, 40; 89, SHANGJI PANG, 40.
RANK, NAME, TOTAL POINTS; 89, SIGIT SETIAWAN, 40; 89, T0, 40; 89, UNCODABLE, 40; 89, VER(@VER0759), 40; 89, WAYNE LOW, 40; 89, ZAHRA IZADI AMIRI, 40; 107, ANONYMOUS, 37.5; 108, MENGCHEN CAO (@YHZX_2013), 35; 108, WALIED ASSAR, 35; 110, ANONYMOUS, 30; 110, ANONYMOUS, 30; 110, ANONYMOUS, 30; 110, ANONYMOUS, 30; 110, ANONYMOUS, 30; 110, ANONYMOUS, 30; 110, ANONYMOUS, 30; 110, ANONYMOUS, 30; 110, ANONYMOUS, 30; 110, AQIB SHAH, 30; 110, ASTROUNDER, 30; 110, BRANDON CHONG WEE KIAT, 30; 110, BRUNO BELVEDERE, 30; 110, HARISH, 30; 110, HARRYSUZ, 30; 110, HECTOR PERALTA (P3RR0), 30; 110, MILAN KYSELICA, 30; 110, NITRAX, 30; 110, PONTUS PERSSON, 30; 110, Q5CA, 30; 110, RAFAEL R MACHADO, 30; 110, S1R1US, 30; 110, YOUSSEF ABYAA, 30; 110, YYJB, 30; 134, DILIPKUMAR, 22.5; 134, IMAN GURUNG, 22.5.

In addition to our regular leaderboard, we are introducing new, research area-specific leaderboards to recognize researchers who have submitted high impact vulnerabilities in particular product areas.

Congratulations to the top Azure researchers this quarter: Callum Carney, wtm, and Terry Zhang @pnig0s!

RANK, NAME; 1, CALLUM CARNEY; 2, WTM; 3, TERRY ZHANG @PNIG0S; 3, WILLIAM SÖDERBERG; 5, ĐẶNG THẾ TUYẾN; 6, SURESH CHELLADURAI; 7, NGO WEI LIN (@CREASTERY); 8, YANIR TSARIMI (@YANIR_); 9, JOSH MAGRI; 9, SICK.

Congratulations to the top Office researchers this quarter: ramzes, Đặng Thế Tuyến, and ShiLongan!

RANK, NAME; 1, RAMZES; 2, ĐẶNG THẾ TUYẾN; 2, SHILONGAN; 4, ANONYMOUS; 5, ANONYMOUS; 6, JAANUS KÄÄP; 7, FELIX B; 8, ANONYMOUS; 8, ANONYMOUS; 10, ANONYMOUS; 10, ANONYMOUS; 10, ANONYMOUS; 10, JAEHENG YOON(@ONNOVEATH); 10, YUHAO WENG; 10, ZHINIANG PENG (@EDWARDZPENG).

Congratulations to the top Windows researchers this quarter: rezer0dai, Zhiniang Peng (@edwardzpeng), and Jarvis_1oop!

RANK, NAME; 1, REZER0DAI; 2, ZHINIANG PENG (@EDWARDZPENG); 3, JARVIS_1OOP; 4, LIUBENJIN; 5, DHANESH KIZHAKKINAN; 6, BEE13OY; 7, AZUREYANG; 7, ZESEN YE; 9, RYELV; 10, QUAN JIN(@JQ0904).

This 2021 Q4 leaderboard reflects point values for cases that are:

  • Submitted and assessed by the MSRC team between October 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021
  • Submitted between July 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021 (last program period), but assessed after October 1, 2021

Past MSRC Quarterly Leaderboards:

Keep up the awesome work and we look forward to seeing you next quarter!

Lynn Miyashita, MSRC