Facebook pays $10,000 to 10-year-old Instagram hacker
CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Social media mammoth Facebook (FB.O) has paid a $10,000 prize to a 10-year-old Finnish kid for finding a glitch in its photo sharing application Instagram.
Jani, whose last name was not discharged for protection reasons, is the most youthful ever beneficiary of Facebook’s “bug abundance”, paid to clients who discover bugs or shortcomings in its stages.
“I needed to check whether Instagram’s remark field could stand vindictive code. Turns out it proved unable,” Jani told Finland’s Iltalehti daily paper.
Facebook said the glitch was settled in February and the prize was paid in March.
Jani, who is still excessively youthful, making it impossible to have a Facebook or Instagram record of his own, said he took in coding from Youtube recordings and figured out how to erase client remarks from Instagram accounts.
“I could have erased anybody’s remarks from that point. Indeed, even Justin Bieber’s,” he told Iltalehti.
He said he was speculation in regards to a vocation in information security, however until further notice his arrangements incorporate purchasing another bicycle and a football with his prize cash.