A 10-year-old hacked Instagram, and Facebook paid him $10,000
A 10 year old boy named Jani who lives in Helsinki Finland have Successfully Hacked Instagram And was paid $ 10,000 by Facebook for this Discovery.
It was found that the Bug in the Application which allowed him to edit any caption or comment on Instagram, he is too young to register an account for Instagram or Facebook but the age does not matter here because he hacked into Instagram without logging. Jani also plans to buy a new bike and a football with the money.
Famous Celebrities Eliminated from Instagram
He can eliminate anyone from Instagram Page Including the Famous singer like “Justin Bieber”. While the Demonstration continued, Facebook discovered that the bug was located in the private application which failed to check whether the user is making an action to delete a comment was the same user who posted it.
The previous record was set by a 13-year old in the year 2013, which means that he is the latest young hacker to crack Facebook product, Even though they are not eligible to use the account, because these pages are restricted to under-13s
Facebook’s bug bounty program is a program started by Facebook which offers cash rewards to anyone who is able to report any bug or threat. In the year 2015 alone the program have paid out $936,000 to 210 successful researchers with the average of $1,780 and in the last five years the program had over 800 successful researchers and they paid more than $ 4.3 Million.
Jani whose second name has not been reveled for the security reasons, who wants to a game coder but slowly his interested shifted to security interface. In future he wants to see himself as a Security Expert and seems well on his way. He developed his skills simply by warching YouTube videos and allowed him to find a bug on the world’s largest social media platforms