Security researcher awarded $30,000 for spotting a privacy bug in Instagram

Security researcher awarded $30,000 for spotting a privacy bug in Instagram

A security researcher from India has won $30,000 in a bug bounty program after he found a flaw in Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram. Laxman Muthiyah discovered a vulnerability that allowed him to hack any Instagram account without consent permission." He took over someone's Instagram account by clicking on forget the password or requesting a recovery code against the account. "I reported the vulnerability to the Facebook security team and they were unable to reproduce it initially due to lack of ..