Kid Hacks into Instagram, Gets $10,000!

What would you do if you were 10 years-old and were just given $10,000?
Buy 10,000 candy bars?
Take the family to Disney world – twice?
Order 2,000 pizzas from Little Caesars?Facebook_Instagram

Social media giant Facebook paid the $10,000 reward to the 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its picture-sharing app Instagram. He is the youngest recipient of Facebook’s “bug bounty”, which is paid to users who find bugs or weaknesses in its platforms.

Jani, a little proud of himself, bragged that he “could have deleted anyone’s comments from there. Even Justin Bieber’s!”

He said he was thinking about a career in data security. Hopefully he’ll stay on the protective side of hacking, instead of on the destructive side. I’m sure that website security providers like Trust Guard could use a good man in 10 years or so to help them in their efforts to keep websites safe.

Read the rest of the story, including what Jani decided to do with the money, here:

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