PSN Lacks SecuritY, Action Required

Ok, it’s getting a bit annoying having to deal with these chain letters aka scams via the PSN. The latest being the reported ‘Free PSN Code generator website, that promises free $20 or $50 PSN codes if you refer friends to the site. Apparently, these chain letters that have floated around the PSN are a complete scam, and some how, hackers are using it to compromise your PSN account information, including your stored credit card info if any.

Protect yourself and spread the good word around. Instead of spreading the viral attack, spread the love, and tell your fellow PSN buddies that they should not be opening any links that sound too good to be true. Second, if you have opened or checked out the link, remove your stored credit card if any– via the PlayStation network site and reset your PSN password.

Sony, has not responded to these attacks, hopefully–it gets addressed asap. Spam filter Sony!!Or how about an extra sister site to the PSBlog, and Blog share, called PSN security. A place where the latest threats and attacks can be posted daily.

For now, delete the dumb ass friends that are forwarding these chain letters.

Puya Via PlayStationLifestyle and Ironstarmovement!

  • Nate

    Don’t see why any action is required. Everyone I know play with friends in real life or a friend of a friend who is cool. Like you said yourself, delete the idiots and problem solved. Why should Sony waste time, money and man power just because you got friend requested from some idiot you just played MW2 with then get spammed?

    Anyone who opens up these things need to get hacked for being idiots, just like people who open spam in their emails deserve to get whatever malware that comes with it. The subject alone should be an indication.

    You are fighting a losing battle hear my friend, Sony won’t do nothing about this and I personally don’t think they should.

  • Teryn

    I actually agree with the article.
    Damn Hackers are getting out of control. But I’m giving it to Sony here. They’ll work on this and have it fixed in no time, but I think you should report the person who sent the msg, then maybe they can track it to where that same msg was started.

    They can do that right?

  • Security is a issue. Not everyone who plays is a adult. It would be easy for a younger teenager to fall for a scam.