• Sony announces PlayStation Bug Bounty programme

    Date:25 June 2020 Author: Leila Stein

    PlayStation has launched its public PlayStation Bug Bounty program which will pay out various bounties on issues identified, especially on PS4.

    This programme had previously been run with researchers but now has been opened up to all who are interested.

    “We recognise the valuable role that the research community plays in enhancing security, so we’re excited to announce our program for the broader community,” said Sony in a statement.

    The rewards for finding legitimate vulnerabilities are staggered depending on their severity. Critical PS4 bug identification can pay-out $50,000 (around R873,000).


    PlayStation is currently most interested in reports on the PlayStation 4 system, operating system, accessories, and the PlayStation Network. For PlayStation Network the following domains are in scope:

    • *.playstation.net
    • *.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com
    • *.api.playstation.com
    • my.playstation.com
    • store.playstation.com
    • social.playstation.com
    • transact.playstation.com
    • wallets.api.playstation.com

    More information about the exact details of the program can be found on their  HackerOne page.

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