In a shocking development, tech-giant Google has unintentionally transferred Rs 2 crore to a random person's bank account last month and forgot to take it back.
The information was shared by the bank account holder himself. Taking to Twitter the man named Sam Curry, a self-described hacker, alerted Google of its mistake.
Curry, who is a cybersecurity professional, revealed that he had randomly received nearly $250,000 (approximately Rs 2 crore) from Google. He even said he had no idea why the tech giant sent that huge amount to him.
Sharing a screenshot of the transaction, he wrote, "It’s been a little over 3 weeks since Google randomly sent me $249,999 and I still haven’t heard anything on the support ticket. Is there any way we could get in touch with Google? (it’s OK if you don’t want it back)."
It's been a little over 3 weeks since Google randomly sent me $249,999 and I still haven't heard anything on the support ticket. Is there any way we could get in touch @Google?— Sam Curry (@samwcyo) September 14, 2022
(it's OK if you don't want it back...) pic.twitter.com/t6f7v5erli
Who is Sam Curry?
According to the information shared by Sam over his Twitter bio, he is a hacker, bug bounty hunter, and is a staff security engineer at Yuga Labs in Omaha, Nebraska.
If other reports are anything to go by, he had done bug bounty hunting for Google in the past. But, he said he was unable to figure out a link between bug bounty hunting for Google and the huge amount dumped into his bank account.
What tech giant Google said?
Later, Google confirmed that it has credited the amount to Curry’s bank account mistakenly and working to get the money back.
“Our team recently made a payment to a wrong party as the result of a human error. We appreciate that it was quickly communicated to us by the impacted partner, and we are working to correct it,” a Google spokesperson said.