Here’s Why Facebook made a transaction of $50,000 to a researcher
The busiest social media platform, Facebook has paid an estimated amount of 36 lakhs to a researcher. According to a report by WIRED, Facebook has made this heavy amount ever in concern with the bugs that the company is facing.
As the 2018 year was not as much as good for Facebook, it had noticed around 17,800 reports. These reports comprise the first data breach, data misuse, and abuse, focusing on the grand concern of 30 million user accounts.
Recently discovered according to the Facebook’s developer subscription mechanism for notification on certain types of user activity. According to that the subscription to receive updates have been manipulated by the attacker or developer, which might not have been authorized for certain users.
This information discovery has made the prize of $50,00 to the researchers.
Facebook paid its biggest single bug bounty ever, $50,000. The bug? In certain situations, a rogue developer could have gotten regular updates on who liked or commented on a specific post. https://t.co/4ZfPCJfQ7a
— Andrea Valdez (@andreamvaldez) December 14, 2018
2018 THE BUG YEAR
the 2018 year was not a favorable period for Facebook. From the first data breach in October, it faces the comprehensive scandals in data misuse and abuse in the reports of Cambridge Analytica.
The year 2018 made $1.1 million dollars bug pay amount. Except for the biggest bounty of $50,000 dollars, the company has paid around an estimate of $15,00d dollars. These bounties have made in the regard of 17,800 bug reports that Mark Zuckerburg received.
The social media platform, on the data bug issues, said that they are working on the reviews. According to the Facebook’s Security Engineering Manager, Dan Garfinkel, the passed September had witnessed 3 bug issues which were interconnecting with each other and it is getting more and more important that the company should keep a tight vigil on the security and as much as possible to test the codes out. An engaging researcher is another step after the bug bounty programme, o that we could ensure the safety and security of the data of the users”