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Suspicious Activity prompts password resets on the PSN

by William Schwartz

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Some PSN passwords have been reset due to “irregular activity” on the network, Sony has just informed PlayStation users on their community forums.

“PSN account hacked again”

“If you are getting an error that your PSN account password is incorrect, you may need to reset it. 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.”

The reset instructions are pretty simple, and this shouldn’t affect all users on the PlayStation Network. Sony hasn’t said exactly what this “irregular activity” is, but there have been a couple of reports over the last few days of user accounts being hacked.

One high profile case is that of Nick Chester, former editor of Destructoid. Who reported over the weekend that his PSN account had been compromised, with games being purchased without his consent.

“Holy shit, PSN account hacked again, as someone just purchased NFS Rivals on my account. WTF?”

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