We recently published a story about Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg’s wall being hacked and the Arab hacker that found the bug is now $10,000 richer. No, Facebook hasn’t paid him the bounty due to a “miscommunication.” However, one Mr. Marc Maiffret form Aliso Viejo, California was nice enough to set up a gofundme page for the hacker Khalil Shreateh and he has reached his target of $10,000 within one day.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this happen for Khalil. I am leaving this active while I work with gofundme to transfer the funds to Khalil, whom I am now in contact with. I hope this has raised awareness of the importance of independent researchers. I equally hope it has reminded other researchers that while working with technology companies can sometimes be frustrating, we can never forget the greater goal; to help the Internet community at large, just as that community has helped donate over ten thousand dollars to Khalil within a day.
Thank for @farrukhnaeem for sending this over