A white-hat hacker is promising to live stream his offer to hack into Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook account on Sunday (30th September). “Broadcasting the deletion of Facebook founder Zuck’s account,” Chang Chi-yuan told his 26,000 or more followers on the informal organization, including: “Scheduled to go live.”
As indicated by Bloomberg, self-declared declared bug bounty seeker is a minor celebrity in Taiwan who’s showed up on syndicated programs and was apparently sued by a nearby transport administrator in the wake of rupturing their frameworks to capture a ticket for just NT$1 (3 pennies).
Not long ago, Chi-yuan shared a screen capture demonstrating an Apple Pay loophole clause he’d discovered that enabled him to pay NT$1 for 500 iPhones. His different cases incorporate digital assaults on Apple and Tesla, and he’s likewise recorded on Japanese messaging giant Line’s 2016 bug-hunter’ lobby of fame.
“I don’t want to be a proper hacker, and I don’t even want to be a hacker at all,” Chang said in a recent post. “I’m just bored and try to dabble so that I can earn some money.”
Facebook, as other tech giants, dispenses money to digital security specialists who call attention to flaws in its framework as a feature of a bug bounty program. In any case, considering every one of the mishaps it’s at present confronting – including the flight of Instagram’s founders and its progressing fake news emergency – it likely wouldn’t like to manage a prominent hack at this moment.
Nor is the organization enthused about paying out bounties to individuals who test vulnerabilities against genuine clients. In 2013, it declined to compensate Khalil Shreateh – a frameworks data master from Palestine – for hacking into Zuck’s record and posting an Enrique Iglesias video on the wall of one of his school companions. The Facebook originator has likewise already had his Twitter and Pinterest accounts broken into by infamous programmer aggregate OurMine.
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