A STUDENT at the University of Bradford has become a record breaker for his work as an ethical hacker.

Nikhil Rane, 24, who is studying for a master's degree in cyber security, has been honoured by the India Book of Records in recognition of his work as a bug bounty hunter - the term used for someone who identifies security loopholes in a website for companies and organisations but does not work full-time for them.

He has helped find nearly 200 loopholes for organisations including Google, NASA and Blackberry.

Nikhil, who is from Mumbai, said: "I'm truly delighted to have received recognition from the India Book of Records for achieving the highest number of Hall of Fame accolades in bug bounty programmes. 

"It's an incredible honour, and I'm humbled by this acknowledgment of my dedication to cybersecurity and ethical hacking."