Sony has announced a new bug bounty program for PlayStation 4. The company is offering hackers to find critical security flaws in the gaming console. And if Sony finds them serious enough, they stand to win around Rs 38 lakh in prize money. The Japanese company has partnered with security platform HackerOne to come up with this program.
Ethical hackers who find issues with PlayStation 4 PlayStation network stand to win over $50,000 (Rs 38 lakh approx) in prize money. “We are inviting the security research community, gamers, and anyone else to test the security of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Network,” Sony said in a statement this week.
For those finding bugs in PlayStation 4 can win over Rs 38 lakh. And if you find issues with the PlayStation network, they get around $3,000 (Rs 2.25 lakh approx). PlayStation 4 is one of the popular gaming consoles in the market. Millions of users engage in console gaming across the globe. This is likely to catch attention of hackers who could take advantage of any security loopholes in the device.
And Sony wants to make sure incidents like that can be contained. Bug bounty is an effective model that rewards people for their efforts. This also helps companies avoid paying millions in damages to customers. It’s good to see Sony taking this route, and with HackerOne community, results are more or less guaranteed.
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