PSA: PSN malicious message bug may be soft-locking PlayStation 4 consoles

PSA: PSN malicious message bug may be soft-locking PlayStation 4 consoles screenshot

Just a quick heads up, folks. There are reports buzzing around the internet, Reddit in particular, that PS4 owners are have their consoles soft-bricked via a bug that is sent through the Private Message system.

Some users are reporting that the bug kicks in when the offending message is read, while others are suggesting that you merely need to receive notification of the message in order to do the damage, with victims stating they had to perform a Factory Reset to regain control of their beloved black box.

So maybe it’s an idea to check in on your Privacy options and switch messages to “Friends Only” or “No-One” for now, until there is more information available about this story. The path to do this is as follows: Settings > Account Management > Privacy Settings  > Personal Info/Messaging.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled weekend.

Reports that PSN messenger glitch is locking up PS4 consoles [Reddit]

Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).