Hackers around the world generate money for Palestinian hacker

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Boston, Aug 21: After the social media giant Facebook refused to offer a reward to hacker Khalil Shreateh of Palestine, many hackers from across the world are joining hands to generate a compensation for him.

Khalil had earlier discovered a flaw in the website, where members were allowed to post anything on a user's wall, and had reported the issue to the concerned authorities only to be ignored by them. He later went on to hack Mark Zuckerberg's account and posted his grievance on his page there just to prove his point.

Hacker to get a reward from supporters
Facebook generally rewards such hackers but in this case Shreateh ended up with a blocked account and no reward.The authorities said that Khalil had violated their terms and policies and hence was not qualified for a reward.

Now Marc Maiffret, a chief technology officer at BeyondTrust, a cyber security firm, is trying to generate funds of $10,000 for Shreateh through fellow hackers. Maiffret is a high school dropout and a self taught hacker. On Tuesday he raised $9,000 so far.

He and other hackers say that what Facebook did was not justified. They should have made the payment under its Bug Bounty program.

Facebook was quick to delete the post but refused to pay Shreateh the money.

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