PlayStation is offering $50,000 if you find bugs in their network

If you’re knowledgeable in the areas of network security, you might be able to earn some cash from PlayStation. Sony announced on its official blog a new program called PlayStation Bug Bounty. The program offers cash to players or anyone who is able to find issues in the security of PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Network.

“We believe that through working with the security research community we can deliver a safer place to play,” said Geoff Norton, Senior Director Software Engineering, SIE, in the blog post. “We have partnered with HackerOne to help run this program, and we are inviting the security research community, gamers, and anyone else to test the security of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Network. Our bug bounty program has rewards for various issues, including critical issues on PS4. Critical vulnerabilities for PS4 have bounties starting at $50,000.

“To date, we have been running our bug bounty program privately with some researchers,” Norton continued. “We recognize the valuable role that the research community plays in enhancing security, so we’re excited to announce our program for the broader community.”

Here’s a quick look at the pay tiers of the program. For more specific details on the program, visit PlayStation’s HackerOne page: