My name is Wesley Thijs and i am an avid ethical hacker with a passion for seeing people grow and finding their unique advantage. I’ve been training people for a long time in many different disciplines. It all started out with a simple performance testing training on JMeter which consisted of a basic and advanced module but i quickly got the opportunity to go Paris to earn my expert certificate in neoload which allowed me to perform the neoload certified proffesional.
After i moved to another job the trainings stopped for a while but the itch to see people develop their true potential continued. I started training people in 1-on-1 conversations on programming but i also developed a craving for ethical hacking which evolved into 1-on-1 trainings for bug bounties and eventually my bug bounty courses. Now i’ve trained over 25 000 amazing hackers on all my platforms combined which makes me incredibly proud besides my best option -The rat pack boot camp where I talk to my students on a private discord server and we do collabs on a regular basis.
It was recently my goal to achieve the top 20 leaderboard on Intigriti and i did just that. Within the very short span of a few months i had worked my way up to the top and i was taken into the group of amazing hackers that all helped me and were ready for noobs like me at any time. The funny things about this whole journey is that it actually started at hackerOne where i reported some bad reports (like most beginners do) and i got negative karma which disabled my ability to report on the program i was on but i knew i had something because i reported a stored XSS and it was a duplicate. I moved on to intigriti and reported about 25 bugs in the span of 3 months which netted me a few extra salaries but i do realise i am no NahamSec or JHaddix. These guys are gods in what they do and that is exactly why i wanted to be different.
Where others user their toolbelts in the bug bounty business, i developed my own unique hunting methodology which i designed to avoid duplicates and net me results. I exclusively hunt on older programs. I let the others pick out the low hanging fruit and the not so low hanging fruit after which i come in with my hunting skillset. I am QA test lead as a dayjob and I use that experience to hack. I know where errors often occur, it’s my job and it would be bad if i did not. I hunt on the spots where it hurts the most and i am The XSS Rat. I deliver you bullshit free courses that help you put things you learned into practice.