Sony has created its bug bounty program for the PlayStation 4 console and the PlayStation network. This is a reward system for researchers or anyone who finds a bug in Sony’s PlayStation-related devices and reports it to the company, so it can patch it before exploiting the same. According to the company’s blog post, the bug bounty program or vulnerability award program was initially closed to researchers only, but has now been opened to the public. It is being managed through Hackerone, which is known for hosting such events for other large companies. With this, Sony joined Nintendo and Microsoft, both first launching their bug bounty program.

Sony Announced on The blog Explaining, “We believe that through working with the security research community we can provide a safe place to play. We’ve partnered with HackerOne to help run this program, and we’re inviting the security research community, gamers, and anyone else to test the security of PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Network.

According to description As mentioned on Hackerone, Sony is offering several reward denominations based on the bug. In the case of PlayStation Network, low-risk bugs come with a reward of $ 100 (about Rs 7,600), medium-risk bugs have a reward of $ 400 (about Rs 30,300), for high-risk bugs. There is a reward of $ 1,000 (about 75,600 rupees). , And the important bug has a $ 3,000 (approx. Rs. 2.26 lakh) reward. In the case of PlayStation 4, low-risk bugs get $ 500 (about Rs 37,800), medium-risk bugs get $ 2,500 (about Rs 1.8 lakh), high-risk bugs get $ 10,000 (about 7.6 lakh). Rs), and get. Important bugs reported cost $ 50,000 (about Rs 37.8 lakh). The maximum reward is being offered compared to Sony. Microsoft And Nintendo, Both offer a maximum of $ 20,000 (approximately Rs. 15.1 lakh).

The bugs may be related to the PlayStation operating system and its accessories. The operating system includes a beta version of the currently released or system software.

Sony has stated that PlayStation will determine at its discretion whether the reward should be awarded. And, reported bugs or vulnerabilities must be new and not previously reported. “The quantity of the award will vary depending on the vulnerability severity, as well as the quality of the report. The Hacker Page page states that Sony will reward only the first researcher who reported previously unrecoverable, vulnerabilities.

To remember, Microsoft started Its bug bounty program in late January this year. Its rewards for low-risk bug discovery start at $ 500 and go up to $ 20,000 for critical bugs.


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