Zuckerberg Facebook hacker gets $10k fundraiser bug bounty


Palestinian security researcher Khalil Shreateh is set to receive more than $10,000 in donations after Facebook refused to pay him for significant security flaw he disclosed in a way that breached its terms of service.

The security researcher yesterday attempted initially to somewhat quietly inform Facebook of the flaw which allowed him to post updates to any users' profile Wall.

The disclosure worsened after a Facebook security engineer told Shreateh his vulnerability -- which lacked detail -- "was not a bug".  In a bid to prove the vulnerability the unemployed software engineer from the West Bank then posted a status update to the profile Walls of founder Mark Zuckerberg and an associate.