How I made $7500 from My First Bug Bounty Found on Google Cloud Platform

Greetings all, this is my first article about my experience learning about security vulnerabilities and hunting for bug bounties. I’ve done some reading and sporadic hunting over the last year or so, and more recently came across my first paid bounty as a side effect of my day to day work.

I discovered that Jupyter notebooks created through the Google Cloud UI were insecure over port 8080 due to misconfiguration of the jupyter server and virtual machine configuration. The vulnerability was discovered due to…