IJ: Sanmay Ved, the guy who bought Google.com for a minute, has been rewarded by Google. Surprisingly, Ved has decided to donate the reward money to charity.
You must have read the story of Sanmay Ved who ended up buying Google.com. However, just within a minute, the Mountain View company was able to spot it and cancel the transaction.
After Google acknowledged the mistake, the company rewarded Ved. But, when the company came to know it that Ved wishes to donate it to charity, it decided to double his reward.
“I don’t care about the money, ” Ved says. “It was never about the money. I also want to set an example that it’s people who want to find bugs that it’s not always about the money.”
Ved hasn’t revealed the exact amount he’s receiving from Google, but he hints that it’s more than $10,000. Apparently, Ved is choosing to donate his reward to The Art of Living foundation.
It should be noted that Google is known for rewarding the white hat hackers with bug bounty ranging from $100 to $20,000.
Last week, in a stroke of luck, Ved ended up noticing that Google.com was available for purchase on Sept. 29. He proceeded to buy the domain for $12 and he gained access to the webmaster controls before Google canceled the transaction.
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