Sony pays up to $ 50,000 to anyone who reports security breaches on PS4

Sony launched a new bug bounty program yesterday that will pay up to $ 50,000 for any hacker who helps expose a major vulnerability on PS4.

Advertised on the PlayStation blog Yesterday, the program runs in association with HackerOne, who works with hobbyist hackers and security researchers to help companies learn about security flaws in their products. Basically it’s a trophy system to find ways to break PlayStation Network and PS4, except that there is real money involved.

The rewards program pays between $ 100 and $ 3,000 for reporting issues with the PlayStation Network, and between $ 500 and $ 50,000 for issues with the PS4. The greater the defect discovered, the greater the reward. It is similar to the Microsoft program released earlier this year for Xbox as well as for the Nintendo has in its place. According to Sony, it has been running a secret rewards program for some time, but decided to implement it for the rest of the public because it recognizes “the valuable role the research community plays in improving security.”

The famous PlayStation network fell for 23 days in a row after he was hacked in 2011.