Sitting at home, Google made this person a millionaire, as soon as so many crores came in the account...
Google Mistakenly Paid Rs 2 Crore To Hacker: Google has accidentally paid a huge amount of Rs 2 crore to a hacker, which made him a millionaire. Surprisingly, even Google forgot to take it back.
Accidental Crorepati: Google made a person sitting in a millionaire. You must be feeling a bit strange to hear. Let's tell how... Google accidentally paid a huge amount of Rs 2 crore to a hacker, which made him a millionaire. Surprisingly, even Google forgot to take it back. This information has been shared by the hacker himself. The self-proclaimed hacker named Sam Curry (@samwcyo) even asked if there was a way to contact Google about the matter. On his Twitter account, he shared a screenshot and wrote, "It's been over 3 weeks since Google randomly sent me $249,999. Is there any way we can contact @google? (it's ok) if you don't want it back...)
As per the screenshot shared by him, it can be seen that he has received $250,000 (about Rs 2 crore) from Google in the month of August. More interestingly, the hacker is unaware of why he got such a huge amount from the tech giant.
Who is Sam Curry?
According to information shared by Curry on his Twitter bio, he is a self-proclaimed hacker, runs a blog explaining web application security, and is a staff security engineer at Yug Labs. His bio reads, 'Hacker, bug bounty hunter, runs a blog to explain web application security better. Staff Security Engineer @yugalabs.'
What Google said
According to a report by NPR, Google confirmed that it had mistakenly made the payment saying it was the result of human error. 'Our team recently paid the wrong party as a result of human error. We appreciate that the affected partner reported this to us quickly, and we are working to fix it.'