PlayStation Announces Bug Bounty Program

Playstation has announced a bug bounty program available to the public to help the corporation improve its security across the PS4 and Playstation Network.

Geoff Norton, Senior Director Software Engineering at Sony Interactive Entertainment, said: “At PlayStation, we are committed to providing gamers all over the world with great experiences. I’m happy to announce today that we have started a public PlayStation Bug Bounty program because the security of our products is a fundamental part of creating amazing experiences for our community. 

“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 recognise the valuable role that the research community plays in enhancing security, so we’re excited to announce our program for the broader community.”

More information can be found on Sony’s HackerOne page.