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THE HACKER who busted his way on to Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook wall only to be denied a bounty by Facebook will get his reward.
Khalil Shreateh will get at least $10,000 for his find after a Gofundme page was set up in his honour.
The page was created by Marc Maiffret, the CTO at security firm Beyondtrust. In his introduction and call for coins he said that Shreateh deserves an award.
The aim of the fundraiser was to raise at least $10,000. In just two days it is little more than change short of $12,000.
"Khalil Shreateh found a vulnerability in Facebook.com and, due to miscommunication, was not awarded a bounty for his work. Let us all send a message to security researchers across the world and say that we appreciate the efforts they make for the good of everyone," said Maiffret.
Donations have come in from all over, and they range in amounts from $5 to $50. The highest we saw was one for $111. The general mood is that Facebook should have come across with the cash in the first place.
"I hope this has raised awareness of the importance of independent researchers," added Maiffret.
"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."
Shreateh said that he had no alternative but to post onto Zuckerberg's wall after Facebook repeatedly dismissed his claims that a vulnerability existed. µ
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