Facebook hacker denied $500 reward, receives $10,000

Facebook hacker denied $500 reward, receives $10,000

Khalil Shreateh, who we wrote about earlier this week, was denied a $500 reward for a security flaw he reported via the facebook whitehat page. The whitehat page promises $500 for reporting any serious flaw in facebook security.

Khalil reported the bug multiple times but was ignored and told it “wasn’t a bug” – so he took matters into his own hands and posted on Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Facebook page.
Marc Maiffret, the Chief Technology Officer at BeyondTrust (a leading security and compliance management company) took it into his own hands to help Khalil get what he deserves. He started a campaign on GoFundMe which has already racked up more than $10,000 in donations.

2 comments

  1. juststeven October 26, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Well I guess that’s good for him but to be honest, why should anyone care if he reported a Facebook flaw or not? I mean… come on. We all want Facebook to fail don’t we? So we can have something new and fresh to take over. Anyway that’s besides the point I am glad he at least got the reward he was meant to be given but I just think 10,000$ is a bit over the top for reporting one bug. Maybe now Facebook will honor their promised deals.

  2. H5_Network December 27, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    juststeven

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