Manipur Youth Listed In ‘Facebook Hall Of Fame’ For Detecting WhatsApp Bug

Sougaijam is now at the 16th position in a list of 94 people in this year's 'Facebook Hall of Fame'
Sougaijam is now at the 16th position in a list of 94 people in this year's 'Facebook Hall of Fame'
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Guwahati, June 11, 2019

Zonel Sougaijam from Manipur has entered the ‘Facebook Hall of Fame’ for discovering a WhatsApp bug that violated the privacy of a user.

Sougaijam (22), a civil engineer by profession is now at the 16th position in a list of 94 people in this year’s ‘Facebook Hall of Fame’ and he has been awarded by the social media giant an amount of $5000.

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As per media reports, after discovering the bug, Sougaijam had reported the matter to the Bug Bounty Program of the Facebook, which deals with the violation of privacy matters, in the month of March.

After the submission, on the very next day, his report was acknowledged by the Facebook Security team and its technical department fixed the bug within 15-20 days.

It may be mentioned, Facebook brought messaging service WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion in February 2014.