Sony is now offering cash rewards to community members who test the security of the PS4 and PlayStation Network.
The PlayStation Bug Bounty program is open to gamers, researchers, and anyone else interested in securing PlayStation Network. The bounties will range in value. Critical PS4 vulnerabilities will net you $50,000.
“The security of our products is a fundamental part of creating amazing experiences for our community,” writes Geoff Norton, Senior Director of Software Engineering at SIE.
Here are some more details on the program via PlayStation Blog:
We believe that through working with the security research community we can deliver a safer place to play. We have partnered with HackerOne to help run this program, and we are inviting the security research community, gamers, and anyone else to test the security of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Network. Our bug bounty program has rewards for various issues, including critical issues on PS4. Critical vulnerabilities for PS4 have bounties starting at $50,000.
To date, we have been running our bug bounty program privately with some researchers. We recognize the valuable role that the research community plays in enhancing security, so we’re excited to announce our program for the broader community.
Find out more information about the new PlayStation Bug Bounty program at Sony’s HackerOne page.