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Facebook Rewards Its First Bug Bounty to Researcher That Discovered Massive Third-Party Data Leak

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Facebook has forked out an $8,000 reward after a security researcher flagged a third-party web app that potentially exposed up to 120 million people’s personal information from their Facebook profiles.

The platform introduced the bug bounty program in April after the Cambridge Analytica data-harvesting scandal.

It offered a minimum of $500 – and no maximum – for anyone that provided proof that a third-party app had collected and transferred Facebook profile data to other parties.

The bounty was awarded after self-described ethical hacker Inti De Ceukelaire found the quiz app at Nametests.com potentially exposed the data of more than 120 million monthly users.

Information revealed included first name, last name, language, gender and birth date – all of which would remain accessible even after the app was disconnected from a Facebook account.

Originally via The Register

Facebook has forked out an $8,000 reward after a security researcher flagged up a third-party web app that potentially exposed up to 120 million people’s personal information from their Facebook profiles.

See the original article at https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/28/facebook_data_abuse_bug_bounty/

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