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PSN reset for select users due to 'irregular activity,' says Sony

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on 6 December 2013

Multiple PlayStation Network users have had their passwords reset by Sony as a precautionary measure, the console maker has confirmed.

Speaking to Joystiq, (via CVG) Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) confirmed that the resets were put in place due to the detection of ‘irregular activity’ on its flagship online service.

“We routinely monitor for irregular activity, and if such activity is detected, we may sometimes reset passwords of affected SEN accounts to protect consumers and their account information,” said Sony.

"The password resets are not related to an attack on, nor a vulnerability in, our data servers; it is an example of an increasingly common threat of malicious online activity."

This is the third time in as many weeks that Sony has taken action to reset user passwords in wake of the launch of PlayStation 4. PSN encountered numerous issues during the launch of the console due to the influx of new members.

Sony announced earlier this week that PS4 has sold 2.1 million hardware units to date.