The 10-year-old Instagram hacker

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The 10-year-old Instagram hackerInstagram has been hacked by a ten year old boy. Jani from Finland found a way of deleting comments made by other users – three years shy of the official age at which users are permitted to join the platform. After notifying the company and reproducing the issue on a specially set up account, Jani was awarded $10,000 for his efforts by Facebook under its ‘bug bounty’ scheme and a fix has already been implemented.

The 10-year-old is the youngest recipient under Facebook’s bug bounty scheme, an increasingly popular method used by companies around the world to identify and plug system vulnerabilities.

Read the full story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36200012

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