He got 250 thousand dollars from Google by mistake | TechBuzz

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Sam Curry, a self-proclaimed hacker and security engineer in a number of companies (including Google) was shocked after 250,000 dollars were deposited into his account by Google. It wouldn’t be strange if Curry got paid for doing some new work for Google, but the self-proclaimed hacker didn’t do anything new, nor is it money owed to him.

A security engineer at Yuga Labs, Sam Curry, told NPR that he is a self-proclaimed hacker who works as a bug hunter and has been finding security holes in software from various companies, including Google. However, he failed to link such a hefty payout to any of his previous jobs.

“It’s been a little over 3 weeks since Google randomly sent me $249,999 and I still haven’t received a response to my support query. Is there any way we can get in touch with @Google? (It’s ok if you don’t want it back) …),” Curry tweeted, posting a screenshot of the payment.

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Curry didn’t spend the money, but kept it in case Google tried to get it back. He said that if Google took too long to get back to him, he would have to transfer the money to another account to avoid paying taxes. Unfortunately for Curry, it turned out to be a mistake on Google’s part.

“Our team recently made a payment to the wrong party as a result of human error. We appreciate the quick communication from the affected partner and are working to rectify this.” – said a Google spokesperson in a statement to NPR.

Written by: Marijan Živković

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