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San Francisco: Sony has introduced its personal bug bounty programme for PlayStation 4 (PS4) and the PlayStation Network, and the highest value up for grabs for moral hackers who discover critical vulnerabilities in PS4 is $50,000 (almost Rs 38 lakh).

Sony has partnered main safety platform HackerOne to assist run this bug bounty programme.

“We are inviting the security research community, gamers, and anyone else to test the security of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Network,” Sony mentioned in a assertion this week.

The bug bounty programme has rewards for varied points, together with critical points on PS4. Critical vulnerabilities for PS4 have bounties beginning at $50,000 whereas for PlayStation Network is $3,000.

Sony will award a bounty to the primary hacker who experiences a beforehand unreported vulnerability.

“To date, we have been running our bug bounty programme privately with some researchers,” knowledgeable Sony.

” I’m comfortable to announce that we’ve began a public PlayStation Bug Bounty programme as a result of the safety of our merchandise is a elementary a part of creating superb experiences for our group,” mentioned Geoff Norton, Senior Director Software Engineering, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE).

Ethical hackers have damaged all data by incomes $100 million in bug bounties on the main safety platform HackerOne, a 85.6 per cent progress (12 months over 12 months) in whole bounty funds with 17.5 per cent enhance since Covid-19 was declared a pandemic.

The international group of hackers has uncovered 170,000 vulnerabilities in almost 2,000 buyer programme, altering the way in which organisations carry out safety.

In April, $5.9 million had been paid to moral hackers for addressing the rising safety wants of more and more interconnected society.

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