Sony has started a Bug Bounty program in collaboration with HackerOne. The bug hunting program which gives an opportunity to anyone to find critical issues on the PS4 and PlayStation Network and be compensated for it.
“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,” said Geoff Norton, Senior Director of Software Engineering at Sony Interactive Entertainment.
“we are inviting the security research community, gamers, and anyone else to test the security of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Network,” he said.
The company previously run its own private bug bounty program which only had few approved security researchers onboard. By partnering with HackerOne, anyone can now take part in hunting bugs on the PS4 and PlayStation Network.
“We recognize the valuable role that the research community plays in enhancing security, so we’re excited to announce our program for the broader community.”
In case you’re interested in taking part, HackerOne has detailed the various scopes of the program on their website. In the scope Sony has excluded older hardware like PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PS Vita and even PSP.
Other exclusions include its corporate IT framework, domains not listed inside the scope and software published by third-parties i.e games.