Microsoft has announced a bug bounty program for its Xbox Live network, and it’s paying bounty of up to $20,000. The payout depends on the severity of the security vulnerability and starts at $500.
In Microsoft’s official statement.
“The Xbox Bounty Program invites gamers, security researchers, and others around the world to help identify security vulnerabilities in the Xbox Live network and services and share them with the Xbox team. Qualified submissions are eligible for bounty rewards of $500 to $20,000.”
Techies around the world will check the entire patched Xbox Live network and services of Microsoft. Techies submit their findings to the company if they discover a flaw in the network & get up to $20,000.
Those who want to submit a request must include reproductive steps to claim a reward. The software covers a number of vulnerabilities, certain issues are beyond its scope, including DDoS problems and URL redirects.
The Xbox Live program is only one of Microsoft’s bug bounty programs for its products and services. The biggest program up to $300,000 for the most severe vulnerabilities found in the company’s Azure cloud computing services.
Microsoft has detailed the types of vulnerabilities and the specific bounties for the same on its website. The person who finds a program-related bug on the network can provide the necessary details on the company’s website.