Many European Playstation Network users have been dealing with quite a few issues in the past few hours. These issues seem to be related to a mandatory password change issued by Sony a few hours ago.
When a password change is issued on PSN it’s usually for security reasons. Sony has confirmed, however, that there are currently no mass security problems and that only a few users have been afflicted.
“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 be compromised.
Only a small number of users were affected by this and as I said this was precautionary so there is nothing specific to worry about.
I cant provide any further details as this would affect out ability to keep you guys safe.”
This isn’t the first time Sony has issued a mass password change. Many PSN users will surely remember the huge security breach that happened a few hours ago. The whole issue was so big that Sony was forced to keep PSN offline for a few months.
Considering that the Playstation 4 is going to release in Europe next week, it’s certainly wise to make sure that no problems will arise on PSN when European users will finally get their hands on the next generation Sony console.