You probably think you’re smarter than a 10 year old kid, well think again, cos a 10 years old kid just proved that he is smarter than most adults. He was given $10,000 for demonstrating how you could hack into any Instagram account and delete comments made by users.
The Finnish kid who is still not old enough to create an Instagram account has become the youngest person to receive cash from Facebook.
When he was interviewed by local news, he spoke in Finnish and said “I would have been able to eliminate anyone, even Justin Bieber.”
The 10 year old kid by name Jani has broken a previous record set by a 13 year old back in the year 2013. This simply means that this latest young hacker is the very first person the practically crack a Facebook product that they are not even suppose to use because they are still minors.
While he was secretly poking at places where he shouldn’t have been, he found out that he could add or remove codes on Instagram’s server and forcefully delete users posts. It was latter confirmed when Facebook tried it out by using a test account.
Ever since Instagram was launched, Facebook has had over 2,400 valid submissions and they have an award of $4.3 million to more than 800 researchers who had helped.
Facebook has made mention that the average payout last year was only $1,780, meaning that the amount given to this young hacker is more than just a pocket change. The social media giant, Facebook appreciated the discovery and pointed out how disastrous this hack could be on the company.