Published on December 6th, 2013 | by Patrick Doyle0
Sony Asks Some Users To Reset Passwords
Sony has reset the passwords of some PlayStation Network/Sony Entertainment Online users and emailed them asking them change their passwords after they detected some “irregular activity” on some accounts, IGN has reported. Any of those affected who tried to login last night were told their login details weren’t valid.
The move may be a precautionary measure by Sony in response to the recent large scale hack on Google, Twitter and Facebook. Sony can’t really afford to take risks after the PSN breach of April, 2011, so it wouldn’t be surprising if that’s the case.
The company provided the following statement to US games news site Joystiq: “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 password resets are not related to an attack on, nor a vulnerability in, our data servers; it is an example of an increasingly common threat of malicious online activity.”