India ranks second in Facebook’s $1M bug bounty

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Aug 05, 2013 11:12 pm PST

Facebook says it paid more than US$1 million to researchers who report bugs on its website, with India ranked second in terms of the number of bug bounty recipients.

The Asian economy was second on the list of countries with the fastest growing number of recipients of Facebook’s Bug Bounty program, the social network said in a statement on its website on Friday. The social network had started the program a little more than two years ago to reward security researchers who report issues and encourage people to help keep the site more secure.

“The countries with the fastest growing number of recipients are, in order, the U.S., India, Turkey, Israel, Canada, Germany, Pakistan, Egypt, Brazil, Sweden, and Russia,” Collin Greene, security engineer at Facebook, said in the statement, adding that 329 people had been awarded a bounty so far.