Sony resets some PSN account passwords following 'irregular activity'
Sony has once again reset a number of PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network passwords after detecting "irregular activity" on certain accounts.
Below is the email that was sent to two staff members from The Verge, warning them of the suspicious activity and notifying them that their passwords have been reset as a precaution.
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.
Thank you, The Sony Entertainment Network Team
Last year, Sony's PSN service fell victim to multiple hacks, one of which brought down the service for a lengthy period of time. Perhaps, in light of the attacks on Adobe, Facebook and Twitter, Sony is being proactive with its service. I know changing your password can be bothersome, but so can having to change all of your personal information in result of a hack. I'd opt for the former.