If you’re a Playstation gamer then you’ll probably know that your PSN password was reset last week by Sony. Apparently this was due to some “irregular activity” that they spotted.
More details have now emerged and it appears that the security scare was actually due to the trading card system in FIFA 14. Apparently because you can purchasing the trading cards from within the game itself, using real money, it has been targeted by hackers… and as a result some PSN users have seen charges that they didn’t authorise being added to their accounts.
We guess that the problem is because people are setting up a password on their consoles, and probably want something short and easy… hence making it easy pickings for a hacker. The lesson is you still need a strong password whatever you’re doing!
Here’s a couple of tweets sent out by people who appear to have been affected by the problem…
That's cool, someone hacked my PSN account and added $150 to my wallet. Thanks douche, I barely even use that thing.
— John Z (@JohnZSays) December 3, 2013
If you are on the PSN, change your password ASAP. They got hacked again. CC #’s compromised again. Shouts to @BasedLaRock for the info.
— Jcenky (@Jcenky) November 27, 2013
Someone charged $150 on my @PlayStation account. They told me "all sales final" now I find out PSN was hacked 6 days ago…
— little buster (@little_busterOL) December 4, 2013