Kid Hacks Instagram, Gets A Huge Payday Instead Of Getting In Trouble

Hacking an international website often leads to criminal charges. For 10-year-old Jani, it means $10,000.

Giant websites like Google and Facebook understand that it’s better to pay the commoners a little money for detecting and reporting any glitches, than to lose their credibility and millions more in the wake of a massive malfunction.

Jani, a 10-year-old Finnish internet enthusiast, realized that he could hack the website and send all Insta photos in the deep dark void of nothingness due to a loophole in the site. He emailed Facebook, the parent company of Instagram. He then successfully deleted a comment made by a test account run by Facebook.

In an interview, the whiz kid confirmed that due to this loophole, he would have been able to wipe out Justin Bieber’s account from Instagram. (Why tell them so soon, Jani?)


Resting up for the show in Philly it's gonna be a good one mark my words

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As Facebook got to work fixing the problem, they sent the prodigy a present of $10,000. Janis plans to buy a bike, football gear and computers for his younger brothers from the money.

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