India’s ethical hackers now represent the biggest nationality within Bugcrowd’s network of security researchers, according to the firm’s annual report issued yesterday titled of “Inside the Mind of a Hacker.”

The share of the country’s Bugcrowd survey respondents jumped 83 percent from 2019, putting India in first place ahead of the U.S., the vulnerability disclosure service reported. The exponential jump catapulted India into first place with the country being called home by 34 percent of the 3,493 survey respondents from 109 countries, compared with the 26 percent who call themselves Americans. In 2019, the U.S. led with 27 percent, but this year it fell to 10 percent of BugCrowd’s total denizens, who interacted with the platform 7.7 million times.

Among the findings, 18 percent of the researchers regard the work as their full-time job, dedicating up to 14 hours a week to the Bugcrowd platform, and 70 percent of them test web applications.

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