Although social media platforms take care of foolproof security, the world’s largest social media platform Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram found a bug that could give hackers access to someone’s private photos. This bug was caught by an Indian hacker, after which Facebook has honored him with a hefty amount of 22 lakhs.
What was the mistake?
The problem was that there was a bug in it, with the help of which any hacker could view archive posts, stories, reels, and IGTV without following the user, even if his account was private. Actually, this bug was very dangerous, through this the hacker could expose anyone’s private picture. It can also hack private and archive posts, stories, reels, and media IDs.
Peacock caught this bug
Indian hacker Mayur Fartade is a resident of Solapur, who has learned computer language. In a detailed post, the hacker has informed that ‘The attacker can store photos and videos. At the same time, the data of the users could be read easily. In the blog post, the hacker further explained that an attacker can easily regenerate valid CDN URLs from archive stories and posts. At the same time, with the help of brute-forcing media ID, the attacker could store anyone’s information. That is, after collecting all the information from Instagram, this attacker could also hack your Facebook account.
Facebook runs the Big Bounty program
This was disclosed by Fartade under Facebook’s Big Bounty program on 16 April, after which on 19 April he got information from Facebook. Immediately Facebook asked Mayur to give complete information related to it on the social media platform. After verifying all the information, on April 29, Facebook fixed this bug. Facebook gave 22 lakh rupees as a reward for this on June 12.