10-Y-O Hacked Instagram; Facebook Gave Him $10K; I Could Delete Comments

Before he even reached the age requirement to make a Facebook account, a 10-year-old found a major flaw in Instagram, earning him a cool $10,000 from Facebook. 

A Finnish news site reported that Jani, figured out a way to get into Instagram's servers and delete text posted by Instagram users.

Jani was rewarded $10,000 by Facebook as part of its bug bounty program, which offers cash rewards to people who find bugs and flaws in Facebook's digital infrastructure. 

That includes the Facebook-owned Instagram.

The boy told the news site that he could delete what people wrote on the picture-sharing social media, demonstrating it to Instagram by deleting a comment they made on a test account. Jani said he could even delete Justin Bieber's comments with the flaw he found.

According to the boy's father, Jani and his twin brother have found security flaws in websites before, but they haven't been significant enough to justify a payout, until this one. 



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