Media reported that Sony has teamed up with HackerOne to launch a bug bounty program for its own PlayStation console. The move, which aims to enhance the security of the new console platform, has been invited to security researchers, gamers and regular users to test the security of PlayStation 4 consoles and PlayStation Network online services.
Sony said on its PlayStation blog that product safety is an essential part of creating a great experience for the community and that it is seeking vulnerability reports related to PS4 systems, accessories and PSN.
For example, a severe PSN service vulnerability has a bounty of $3000, and then a low high school vulnerability reward of $1000 / 400 / 100, respectively.
The PS4 platform’s bounty is even stronger, with a serious vulnerability that can be paid $50,000, followed by a low high school vulnerability of $10,000 / $2500 / $500, respectively.
However, software vulnerabilities issued by older hosts such as PS1 /PS2/PS3/PS Vita/PSP, as well as third-party companies, are not included in the newly launched PlayStation Vulnerability Bounty Program.