More PSN Password Reset Emails Being Sent out by Sony Due to “Irregular Activity”
It started with Europe, then moved to North America within a week, and now Sony seems to be resetting even more PlayStation Network passwords as this email (via GI.Biz) has been sent out to numerous users:
Dear valued customer,
The Sony Entertainment Network team routinely monitors for any irregular activity, and if such activity is detected, we may sometimes reset passwords of affected accounts to protect consumers and their account information. Your account password was recently reset as part of this process and you will need to create a new password the next time you access your account using the “Forgot Your Password” option on the Sign in screen.
We encourage you to create a complex unique password that you have not used before or isn’t the same password as those associated with other online services. As always, we also encourage you to keep a close eye on your account for any unusual activity including emails about transactions you did not perform. Please click here if you need help in changing your password, or to contact us for additional assistance.
Also, remember that Sony will never ask you for your password or any personal or account information in an email. Please use caution if you receive any emails or phone calls from anyone asking for personal information or directing you to a website where you are asked to provide personal information.
The Sony Entertainment Network Team
To play it safe, if you haven’t reset your PSN password in the last couple of weeks, you should probably go and do it now.