Sony has officially announced a new bug bounty program for the PlayStation 4 and entire PlayStation Network via a blog post. The bug bounty program is announced in collaboration with HackerOne, a popular security platform.
Sony is hosting the PS bug bounty program through HackerOne. For starters, HackerOne is a popular website that hosts the bug bounty programs of some reputed companies like PayPal, Twitter, Uber, etc.
Anyone could find any sort of vulnerability or issues related to Sony PlayStation 4, the OS, websites, and PlayStation 4 accessories as well.
The reward for the bug bounty program depends on the severity of the bug found. One can make anywhere from a minimum of $100 to $50,000 and above. Everything regarding the rewards is under the sole discretion of Sony.
Sony’s biggest rivals, Microsoft and Nintendo were already having an official bug bounty program. This will help Sony to make their platform even better and secure.
Sony was having an internal team doing this for a while now. Now the chances are open for the public to point out vulnerabilities and get rewarded.
The blog post notes, “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.”
You can find full details regarding the bug bounty program of Sony from the HackerOne website. It is the only platform were Sony is providing the bug bounty program.
Older gaming consoles from Sony like the PS1, PS2, PS3, etc are not included in this program. There chances that the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 will be included in the list after the official launch.