Facebook offer $16,000 bug bounty to Indian techie

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A young India hacker received $16,000 bounty for finding a vulnerability in Facebook website.

Arun S Kumar, a 20-year old computer engineering student at the MES Institute of Technology and Management in Chathannoor, he has reported a critical bug in the Facebook Business Manager that could allow hackers to take control over any Facebook page in less than 10 seconds.

According to Arun S Kumar said in an interview with ToI that,”Since the hacker would be able to manipulate the page of any Facebook user, the damage it would bring is beyond imagination.”

On August 29 Arun reported the bug to Facebook security team. By September 6 the Facebook security team fixed the bug, and decided to reward him.

Arun S Kumar, the only Indian in Facebook’s Hall of Fame of white hat hackers. He has received about $46,000 in last 3 years by hunting down bugs for top websites.

 

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