Facebook disclosed that Indian cyber security execs are at the highest of the list for rewards distributed below the company’s bug bounty program.

Launched in 2011, the program was created to report security flaws and bugs in Facebook. Later, it’s range was extended to hide different Facebook-owned operations like Instagram and WhatsApp.

The Facebook post steered that in five years the corporate has given out $5 million dollars to ethical hackers who have reported various software system bugs. It conjointly pays a call at BitCoins to programmers preferring cyber currencies.

So far in 2016, over 9,000 bug connected incidents are rumored to Facebook. And a complete of 149 researchers were paid the total of $611,741, with Bharat receiving the best payout followed by USA and Mexico.

“Over the past few months, we’ve sought-after to raised perceive what researchers like concerning our program and where they’d prefer to see changes,” Joey Tyson of the Facebook security team aforesaid, whereas birth out future plans. “Five years of expertise has helped the United States refine and strengthen several aspects of our program, and that we detected from researchers that they appreciate our rewards, triaging, and fast fixes.”

Earlier this year, a Bengaluru technician won a gift of $15,000 for locating a flaw associated with the password system. In September, another Indian found a bug that might have allowed anyone to delete a user’s photos. He was given $12,500 by the social networking company.