Reward raised for man who hacked Zuckerberg’s Facebook page

A man who hacked into Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page to expose a software bug is getting donations from hackers around the world after the company declined to pay him under a program that normally rewards people who report flaws.

Wonder why Facebook is not paying him under their bug bounty program.

  • BC2009

    That’s sad that Facebook is not giving him a bug bounty. That was the only way to turn bad PR into good PR, instead they turned bad PR into worse PR.

  • Mother Hydra

    Wonder why facebook is being intentionally dishonest about these events. When this broke yesterday it was pretty clear he had tried contacting facebook but they tersely sent him a message saying “this is not a bug.” Now it is, but in some misguided attempt to save face they are trying to revise the story in their favor. Suck it facebook.

  • Larry Davis

    Seems like there was a language barrier and the Facebook contact never once bothered to even try to explain what would be required for them to log this as a bug. I think the hacker did the right thing, tried a couple times to communicate in a foreign language, never got any help, so took a more provocative route. And even in that he started by apologizing. He clearly was trying to help.

    Facebook will only encourage hackers to not bother with the bug bounty because they may not get paid. Instead they’ll potentially exploit the bugs maliciously.

  • Jeff Slater

    When I saw the headline, I thought it meant that Facebook had increased the reward and paid him. Then I read the article, and it turns out they’re still being dicks.