Search engine giant Google has quite a remunerative bug bounty program, where the company offers millions of dollars in reward to the ethical hackers as well as security experts for reporting security holes.
Recently, a 17-year-old Uruguayan teenager was awarded $36,000 by Google for reporting serious security issues. Ezequiel Pereira uncovered the security bug that would give access to hackers to make changes to Google’s internal systems.
At the age of 10, Pereira got his first computer and he was quite interested in writing codes and programming by the time he was 11. Due to his love for computers, Pereira taught himself numerous programming languages and he regularly participated in coding as well as programming contests.
Back in 2016, this Uruguayan teenager participated in a coding event and won a trip to Google’s headquarters in California.
Before winning the hefty amount from Google, Pereira has submitted his reports to the search engine giant’s bug bounty program 4 times before in the past. He won an amount of $10,000 back then.