PSN Accounts Get Mandatory Password Reset After “Irregular Activity”
Recently a mass password change was levied by Sony on PSN accounts across Europe making some of the users concerned about their PlayStation Network Accounts.
Before you get worried about it too, the company has confirmed that the step was a “precautionary measure.”
Multiple sources from Sony have assured that the reset made today was for routine protection and could happen every time Sony detects any irregular activity. This does not mean your accounts have been compromised.
A tweet on Ask PlayStation’s official profile came out early morning today stating the same.
Some PSN account passwords were reset today for routine protection. To update your password: http://t.co/QKIC9dagu7
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) November 26, 2013
After numerous users faced login issues in the past couple of hours a statement was also issued on the PlayStation forums giving the reason why the resets had been put in place by Sony.
“We monitor PSN account for any irregular activity. If such activity is detected we will sometimes reset passwords. This was done purely as precautionary measure and there was no specific evidence that any accounts had been compromised.”
The statement goes on to say that only a handful of people were affected by the reset and hence there is nothing to worry about.
Our advice to you is that you check back on your passwords and see if they are still working, if they are not, all you need to do is reset them. Since it is a company triggered request, your account will be secure as soon as you do so.