How This Hacker Received ₹2 Crore From Google And What Happened Next?

Last month, Google handed over $250,000 (about 2 crore) to a self-proclaimed hacker, but he had no idea why he had actually received it. Google later confirmed that the money was sent to him in error, calling it “human error”.

A few days after receiving it, Sam Curry posted the screenshot of the same on Twitter saying, “It’s been just over 3 weeks since Google randomly sent me $249,999 and I don’t still haven’t heard anything about the support ticket. Is there a way to get in touch @Google?

Curry is a security engineer for an Omaha-based company and he’s into bug bounty hunting, according to a Newsweek report. Many companies offer monetary rewards for finding bugs or security flaws in their software.

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Even though Curry said he did bug bounty hunting for Google earlier, he had no idea the tech giant sent him the random money now.

Google later confirmed to NPR that it made the payment accidentally, blaming it on human error.

“Our team recently made a payment to the wrong party due to human error. We appreciate that it was quickly communicated to us by the affected partner, and we are working to fix it,” a Google spokesperson told NPR.

Curry said he hasn’t spent the money yet, and Google’s spokesperson confirmed the company intends to get it back.

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