Password reset being needed by Sony after ‘irregular activity’

If you are a PlayStation Network user from US, there might be an iota of chance that you may have to reset your account password today.

Sony has confirmed this on the official PlayStation community forum as a result of “irregular activity” with some users’ accounts.

“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.” said MercuryV of PlayStation Moderation and Support.


It seems that Sony is implementing the “precaution is better than cure” theory in these budding days of PlayStation 4 which had an amazing launch in US and is all set to recreate the same euphoria in Europe this Friday, though Sony hasn’t declared any such security intentions.

VG247 reported similar issues in EU, though “there is nothing specific to worry about”, said the Sony representative.

A password change now and at regular intervals is the best way to keep your PSN account secure.


Here is the PlayStation Knowledge Center article to change PSN password, in case you need help.