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PlayStation Bug Bounty Program Will Have Some $50,000 Bounties

Sony has announced a new endeavor designed to help make the PlayStation ecosystem a safer and better-running place. It now has a HackerOne PlayStation Bug Bounty program open to anyone savvy at spotting inconsistencies and issues with websites and engineering. Depending on the issue, people could get bounties between $100 and $50,000. However, the higher starting figure only involves certain PlayStation 4 critical vulnerabilities.

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There are two categories in this PlayStation Bug Bounty Program. One is for the PlayStation Network itself, while the other is for the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation Network’s bounties are the smaller of the two, with low priority ones getting $100, medium ones at $400, high ones at $1,000, and critical ones at $3,000. When it comes to the PlayStation 4 bounties, they start at $500 for low level issues. The medium issues could pay out $2,500. High ones come in at $10,000. Finally, a critical vulnerability is the coveted $50,000 bounty, which is the starting fee.

Keep in mind the focus that only viable options at the moment are the PlayStation Network itself and PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 5 is not mentioned and the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita are noted as “out-of-scope.”

Editor’s Note: The image above is a Bugsnax screenshot from the upcoming PlayStation 5. So while it is a PlayStation bug, it is not a PlayStation Bug Bounty bug.

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Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.