Bengaluru hacker finds Facebook bug, awarded Rs 10 lakh

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<p>The Facebook bug, if exploited, could let hackers access a user’s messages, photos and even debit/credit card details stored in the payments section, among others.<br><br>Image courtesy: LinkedIn</p>

NEW DELHI: Bengaluru-based hacker Anand Prakash has been awarded $15,000 (approximately Rs 10 lakh) for finding a bug in Facebook’s login system. The bug, if exploited, could let hackers access a user’s messages, photos and even debit/credit card details stored in the payments section, among others.

In a blog post, Prakash — who also works as a security analyst at Flipkart — said Facebook acknowledged the issue promptly and fixed it.

Prakash sent the bug report to the Facebook security team on February 22 and received a mail about the reward on March 2.