A young hacker from Kerala is set to receive Rs 10.70 lakh reward after he exposed a critical vulnerability in Facebook code.
Facebook began the bug bounty programme in 2011, under which people who notify flaws on its website are given a reward.
Arun S Kumar, a 20-year-old computer engineering student at the MES Institute of Technology and Management in Chathannoor, exposed a critical vulnerability in Facebook Business Manager which would allow a hacker to take control over the Facebook page in less than 10 seconds.
He detected the bug on August 29 and reported it to the Facebook security team. And they wrote back to him the very next day saying how his discovery helped them prevent a massive security breach.
The team fixed the bug by September 6 and after three days Arun got a mail from them informing him of their decision to reward him.