Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg began coding when he was only 11-years-old. He later went on to change the world with one of the largest social media companies ever created. Now, a 10-year-old boy may be walking in his footsteps.
An unnamed Finnish schoolboy has been coding since he was eight and decided that he would test his knowledge against Instagram’s defenses. Sure enough, the little hacker was able to discover weaknesses in their comments sections. He told reporters, “I could have deleted anyone’s [comments] – Like Justin Bieber’s for example.”
The picture-based social media company reached out to the boy and happily awarded him $10,000 for finding their bug. His father told local reporters that his son is more than flattered and he plans to buy a football and new bike with the check.