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Facebook awards Manipuri engineer for WhatsApp detecting bug

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An from was awarded USD 5000 by for detecting a bug that violated the of the users.

Speaking to ANI, Zonel Sougaijam said he apprised of the bug, and the giant fixed the same within 15-20 days.

"I came across this bug during a voice call with my friend. The bug used to allow the caller to upgrade it to a video call without the knowledge of the receiver," the 22-year-old said.

"I reported the matter in March to the Bug Bounty Program of Facebook, which deals with the violation of matters. The report was acknowledged by the Security team the next day and its technical department fixed the bug within 15-20 days," he added.

The giant named the on a list where it has thanked those who make "a responsible disclosure". The list for 2019 contains 96 names so far where Zonel is at the 16th spot.

Facebook, owned by Mark Zuckerberg, had purchased for USD 19 billion in February 2014.

Earlier this month, there were reports that a 19-year-old from had also been awarded by Facebook for finding a bug on

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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 17:43 IST