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Chennai-based security researcher won $30,000 for finding a bug that lets him hack any Insta account

R Sinduja

News Editor

Laxman Muthiyah, a Chennai-based security researcher, won $30,000 as a part of bug bounty programme after he found a flaw in Instagram that allowed him to “hack any Instagram account without consent permission.” He discovered this by triggering a password reset, requesting a recovery code or quickly trying out possible recovery codes against the account. He reported & FB & Insta security teams fixed the issue & rewarded him.