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Google Awards Teenager $36,000 As Part Of Bug Bounty Program

Google has awarded a Uruguayan teenager $36,000 for reporting a vulnerability that would have allowed hackers to make changes to the company’s internal systems. This marks the fifth bug that Ezequiel Pereira has submitted to Google’s bug bounty program. Pereira began got his first computer at age 10 and has been programming since he took an intro class at age 11. He said that he quickly found a bug that earned him $500 and had been hooked ever since. “I found something almost immediately that was worth $500 and it just felt so amazing,” he told CNBC.