According to the data revealed by Facebook this week, India has been leading the Bug Bounty Program 2016 ahead of USA and Mexico both. According to Facebook, they had paid a sum total of $611,741 to 149 “bug” researchers between the time periods of January to June 2016 this year as a part of the bug bounty program led by the social networking giant.
According to Facebook during this year’s Bug Bounty Program one country that tops the list is none other than India itself. Leading ahead of US and Mexico, this year India was the only nation to provide the highest bug reports to Facebook. If you don’t know what a “bug” literally means then let me explain you, this bug is not that bug you find at your home but is none other different than it. A computer bug is an error or any kind of “defect” in software or hardware that causes a program to malfunction. This could happen due to many reasons, they main reasons are due to conflicts in software when the applications try to run over it and the other main problem that causes bug can be the wrong “compilation” of software but the latter happens rarely.
Facebook, this year they had a paid a sum total of around $611,741 to 149 volunteers (that could be firm or an individual) between the time duration of January 2016 to June 2016.
The sum is huge and so would have been the bugs too. Facebook stated, “We received more than 9,000 reports in the first half of 2016… The top three countries based on the number of payouts were India, USA, and Mexico.”
Facebook also stated back in March that in that particular month it had paid around 4.84 crores to researchers in India as a part of the bug bounty program 2016. This is said to be the most paid till then by the social media giant to India.