Last updated on April 30th, 2014


India, which has for over 93 million Facebook users, reported the largest number of bugs under the social networking giant’s bug bounty programme last year.

The California-headquartered firm said it received a total of 14,763 submissions in 2013, of which 687 bugs were found to be valid and eligible to receive rewards.

A bug is an error  in a software  that causes a programme to malfunction.

The social networking platform, which has over 1.2 billion users globally, paid USD 1.5 million last year to security researchers who reported bugs on its website.

“India contributed the largest number of valid bugs at 136, with an average reward of USD 1,353. The US reported 92 issues and averaged USD 2,272 in rewards,” Facebook wrote in a post.

Researchers in Russia earned the highest amount per report in 2013, receiving an average of USD 3,961 for 38 bugs, Facebook said.

“2014 is looking good so far. The volume of high-severity issues is down, and we’re hearing from researchers that it’s tougher to find good bugs,” Facebook said. The social networking site said it will encourage best research in the most valuable areas and will continue to increase its reward amounts for high priority bugs.

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