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

posted onMarch 9, 2016
by l33tdawg

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 beta.facebook.com and mbasic.beta.facebook.com. He also demonstrated the flaw in a video.

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