Indian techie Laxman Muthiyah bags 12,500 dollar bounty for discovering Facebook bug

Laxman Muthiyah from India has received a 12,500 dollar bounty for discovering a Facebook bug that allowed hackers to arbitrarily delete photos from accounts.

IANS| Last Updated: Feb 13, 2015, 15:18 PM IST

Washington: Laxman Muthiyah from India has received a 12,500 dollar bounty for discovering a Facebook bug that allowed hackers to arbitrarily delete photos from accounts.

According to TechCrunch, the bug allowed anyone with a bit of technical know-how to delete any photo on Facebook.

Facebook fixed the bug shortly after it was discovered.

Laxman has a breakdown of how the bug , that deletes another users' photos, works.