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Facebook Bounty Hunter Wins $10,000 By Finding Backdoor

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Facebook Bounty Hunter Wins $10,000 By Finding Backdoor

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Facebook bounty hunter Orange Tsai received $10,000 after finding someone installed a backdoor, according to betanews. Tsai was able to penetrate a Linux-based staff server to discover a piece of malware was stealing passwords and usernames. Facebook noted that the backdoor did not compromise any user information. Tsai, who works for Devcore in Thailand, used a reverse lookup to find files.fb.com running the Accellion Secure File Transfer service that is prone to some vulnerabilities. Bounty Hunter Installed Malware Facebook claims a security researcher installed the malware who was trying to gain the bounty. Tsai executed remote code on the server…

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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