Ethical hackers or white hats like Palestinian programmer Khalil Shreateh get paid $500 to expose potential flaws in Facebook's programming. Khalil says he sent two requests to get the $500 bucks he sought, but Facebook ignored him. A Facebook software engineer Matthew Jones said that Khalil's initial report was poorly worded, although he acknowledged that the company should have pressed for more information. "We get hundreds of reports every day... Many of our best reports come from people whose English isn’t great — though this can be challenging, it’s something we work with just fine and we have paid out over $1 million to hundreds of reporters. However, many of the reports we get are nonsense or misguided, and even those … provide some modicum of reproduction instructions.”
So I guess it prompted Khalil, the unemployed Palestinian to post the following on the Founders Wall using the flaw he was trying to the money for:
Dear Mark Zuckerberg,
First sorry for breaking your privacy and post to your wall, i has no other choice to make after all the reports I sent to Facebook team.
My name is KHALIL, from Palestine...
Although, Facebook refused to give him the $500 bucks and apparently suspended his account temporarily (due to legitimate reasons which ethical hackers understand) I saw an interview with him claiming he is getting plenty of job offers.