Indian techie finds bug that let him hack anyone's Facebook account, gets $15,000 award

An Indian white hat hacker from Bengaluru was awarded Rs 1 million (approximately $15,000) after he found a bug in Facebook's login system. Anand Prakash found a security issue that enabled hackers to access a user's photos, message and debit and credit card details.

A security engineer with Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart, Prakash discovered that he could reset any Facebook account's password by brute on and He also demonstrated the flaw in a video.