Imphal : A Manipuri man has been honoured by Facebook for discovering a WhatsApp bug that violated the privacy of a user.
Zonel Sougaijam, a 22 year old civil engineer, said that the social media giant awarded $5000 to him and also included him the ‘Facebook Hall of Fame 2019’, for detecting the WhatsApp bug.
Manipuri Man enters FB ‘Hall of Fame”
Mr. Sougaijam’s name is currently at the 16th position in a list of 94 people, in the ‘Facebook Hall of Fame’ for this year.
After discovering the bug, Mr. Sougaijam said, he had reported the matter to the Bug Bounty Program of the Facebook, which deals with violation of privacy matters, in March.
Manipuri man detects WhatsApp bug
He said his report was acknowledged by the Facebook Security team the very next day and its technical department fixed the bug within 15-20 days.
The man said he found his name in the Facebook ‘Hall of Fame’ page this month.
Facebook, owned by Mark Zuckerberg, purchased the messaging service WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion in February 2014.