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Facebook Awarded $10,000 To 10 Year Old Boy

Facebook, the largest social networking site, rewarded a 10-year-old boy with $10,000 for discovering a bug that allows to delete other people's Instagram comments.

Boy is the youngest person yet to receive a reward from Facebook's bug bounty program. Facebook, has paid more than $4.3 million to more than 800 researchers around the world since the program began five years ago.


Boy was identified by Finnish newspaper Iltalehti only by his first name, Jani. He informed "I wanted to see if Instagram's comment field could stand malicious code. Turns out it couldn't."

Facebook said the glitch was fixed in February and the reward was paid in March.

Jani informed he learned coding from Youtube videos and found a way to delete user comments from Instagram accounts.

He said he was thinking about a career in data security, but for now his plans include buying a new bike and a football with his reward money.

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