Facebook Rewards a 10 years old hacker after hacking Instagram

Earlier today Finnish news site Iltalehti reported that a ten years old kid whose name is Jani was able to find a major flaw in Instagram, earning him a cool $10,000 from Facebook. Jani (his parents withheld his last name, figured out a way to get into Instagram's servers and delete text posted by Instagram users.

Jani was rewarded $10,000 by Facebook as part of its bug bounty program, which offers cash rewards to people who find bugs and flaws in Facebook's digital infrastructure. That includes the Facebook-owned Instagram.

The boy told Iltalehti that he could delete what people wrote on the picture-sharing social media, demonstrating it to Instagram by deleting a comment they made on a test account. Jani said he could even delete Justin Bieber's comments with the flaw he found.

Interesting news right ?


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