Sony Resets Some PlayStation Network Passwords in North America

November 26, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Following a recent password reset in Europe for the PlayStation Network users, Sony has decided to do the same to North American users as a precautionary measure.

The company's European division did the same thing last week after detecting what it called "irregular activity" on the network.

"If you are getting an error that your PSN account password is incorrect, you may need to reset it," a moderator on the North American PlayStation forums wrote. "We routinely monitor for irregular activity, and if such activity is detected, we may sometimes reset passwords of affected SEN accounts to protect consumers and their account information."

"Please visit this page for details on how to reset your password: Change and Reset Password. Note that if you have access to the email address and Date of Birth associated with the account, you will be able to reset it yourself. If you are missing one or both of those, then you will need to contact us for further assistance."

Sony announced that it will release PS4 firmware update version 1.51 to European consumers on Thursday, just in time for PS4's release. PS4 launched in North America on November 15, and launches in Europe on Nov. 29.

Source: CVG


Re: Sony Resets Some PlayStation Network Passwords in North ...

I wonder if this is related to the Adobe breach, people trying all those e-mail / passwords.

Re: Sony Resets Some PlayStation Network Passwords in North ...

Entirely possible since most people use the same password for more than one service and most likely someone tried all the combinations on PSN to see if any worked. I remember reading about Steam accounts getting hijacked in this manner as well. Best to have a unique password for anything involving money transactions or accounts you wish to protect the most

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