Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday May 03, 2016

A 10-Year-Old Hacked Instagram

This 10 year old Finnish kid has just become the youngest person ever to receive a cash award from the Facebook bug bounty program. The kid earned a cool $10,000 for finding a way to hack into Instagram and delete comments made by users.

The Finnish tabloid Iltalehti reports that Jani found a means to infiltrate Instagam’s servers and delete text that any user has posted to accompany their photos. This is especially remarkable since Jani is three years shy of being able to make his own Instagram account. Also, he’s a 10-year-old hacker who found a bug that even Facebook’s mighty engineering team missed.