Sony has revealed the PlayStation Bug Bounty Program, a new initiative that is recruiting cyber-active people, including gamers, to combat bugs on the PS4 and PlayStation Network for money.
The program was announced by Sony’s senior director of software engineering, Geoff Norton, in a new post on the PlayStation blog, who explained that “the safety of our products is a critical part of creating amazing experiences for our community.”
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“We believe that by working with the security research community we can provide a safer place to play,” explains Norton. “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 the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Network.”
“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 are excited to announce our program for the broader community. ”
You can find more information on how to sign up for the PlayStation Bug Bounty program on the HackerOne website here, which also reveals the prize money for each specific type of bug found on PS4 and PSN. It’s worth stating that PlayStation will determine each fact sheet on a case-by-case basis, so discovering a problem does not guarantee maximum payout when calling the company’s attention.
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