Chennai man finds hack-prone Instagram flaw, wins Rs 20 lakh
| Friday | 19th July, 2019
By IANSNEW DELHI: Chennai-based security researcher Laxman Muthiyah has won USD 30,000 as a part of a bug bounty programme after he spotted a flaw in Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram.
Muthiyah said the vulnerability allowed him to "hack any Instagram account without consent permission."
"I reported the vulnerability to the Facebook security team and they were unable to reproduce it initially due to lack of information in my report.
Facebook and Instagram security teams fixed the issue and rewarded me USD 30,000 as a part of their bounty programme, he added.
"To be clear: he found those holes in compliance with Facebook's Bug Bounty programme, and he disclosed them responsibly to Facebook," Ducklin said.
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