Facebook has announced it has paid over $1 million as bounty to bug hunters who find and report bugs that could make Facebook and its users vulnerable. Facebook has paid bounty to 329 people so far, with the youngest recipient being 13 years old. Some of the hunters are professional researchers while others are students or part-timers, the company said in a statement. Also Read - OnePlus aims to sell 25 million Nord phones by 2023, big plans ahead
India is the second largest country in terms of bounty recipients and is also the second fastest growing country after the US. The countries with the most bounty recipients are, in order, the US, India, UK, Turkey, and Germany. The countries with the fastest growing number of recipients are, in order, the US, India, Turkey, Israel, Canada, Germany, Pakistan, Egypt, Brazil, Sweden, and Russia. Also Read - Call of Duty: Mobile Season 6 - The Heat now live: How to download, what's new
The highest bounty Facebook has paid so far is $20,000 and some individuals have already netted $100,000 or more. The size of the bounty depends on the bug discovered as well as the quality of communication from the bounty hunter with respect to screenshots and how to replicate the bug. Also Read - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' job application sold for over Rs 2.5 crore
People interested in the program can know more and sign up here.