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Tamil Nadu Man Finds Bug To Hack Into Any Instagram Account, Gets $30,000

Friday, July 19, 2019, 8:03 AM

Chennai-based security researcher Laxman Muthiyah has won $30,000 as a part of a bug bounty programme after he spotted a flaw in Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram. Muthiyah said the vulnerability allowed him to to "hack any Instagram account without consent permission." Facebook and Instagram security teams fixed the issue and rewarded me $30,000 as a part of their bounty programme, he added.