Sony has announced a Playstation Bug Bounty Program for gamer and anyone else to check the security of playstation4 and PlayStation Network (PSN). First time Sony is going public for bug bounty . so they can improve their security.
As we all know Sony is huge company and soon going to launch Playstation 5 . Security plays a major role here , Sony doesn’t want any bugs or lack of security in consoles and their devices so they have launch bug bounty program publicly , So they can make ps consoles safe to play.
The company tied up with HackerOne for the program and looking bug reports for PS4 ,PSN ,OS accessories . The rewards are divided into four groups Critical, high severity, medium severity and low severity . consoles like ps2 and ps3 are not part of bug bounty program .
Finding bugs in PlayStation4 will make you eligible for reward as follows
Critical Bug in PlayStation4 : Reward of $50,000 (roughly Rs 38 lakh)
High Severity in PlayStation4 : Reward of $10,000 (roughly Rs 7.5 lakh)
Medium Severity in PlayStation4 :Reward of $2500 (roughly Rs 2 lakh)
Low Severity in PlayStation4 :Reward of $500 (roughly Rs 38,000) .
Finding bugs in PlayStation Network(PSN) will make you eligible for reward as follows
Critical Bug in PSN : Reward of $3,000 (roughly Rs 2.5 lakh)
High Severity in PSN : Reward of $1,000 (roughly Rs 75,500)
Medium Severity in PSN : Reward of $400 (roughly Rs 30,000)
Low Severity in PSN : Reward of $100 (roughly Rs 7,500)
Earlier this year Microsoft had also launched a bug bounty program for Xbox Live.