Meet The Flipkart Employee Who Won Rs 1.3 Crore For Reporting A Facebook Bug

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Anand Prakash, a product security engineer at Flipkart, wrote in a blog post on February 22 that he had found a simple vulnerability on Facebook that could have been used to hack into any user’s account to get access to credit or debit card details, personal pictures, and messages without any user interaction. The 22-year-old earned around Rs 1.3 crore just by reporting bugs for Facebook, Twitter and a host of other US-based companies. For his recent contribution, he was awarded close to Rs 10 lakh.

HIS WORD:

I have earned something around Rs 1.3 crore. I am planning to start something of my own soon – which won’t be just another security consultancy firm – and hopefully help Indian companies become more secure


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