Sony changing account passwords

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  1. ShadowSoldier
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    Due to irregular activity, Sony has been changing a bunch of users passwords.

    via my email.


    So if you can't sign into your account, have no fear, it wasn't hacked. And before people go "BAWWW SONY WAS HACKED!" Not true. It's no different than say someone trying to sign into your account on a site a bunch of times and getting the wrong password, and thus the site sends you an email. Or a bank putting a hold on your card.

    Hell it would have been nice if Microsoft did this years ago when my account kept getting hacked, then maybe I would have stayed with them.
     


  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    By "irregular activity" Sony probably means international gamesharing. How do I know that? Because my account was affected and I do play my PS3 games both in Poland on my own PS3 and in the UK on my girlfriend's - I suppose it looks "suspicious" when you browse through the IP's used for connecting to PSN.
     
  3. GameWinner

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    Mine was reset yesterday but my EU account is doomed.
     
  4. my2k2zx2

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    I had to change my password last month. I just got the email. I logged in to my account w/o any problems, was not prompted to change it again.
     
  5. Foxi4

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    Why would it be doomed? Just use the "Change Password" form. :P
     
  6. Ryupower

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    a few days ago i have a wrong password error

    so look online as
    saw that sony did a mass password reset

    just did the forgot password
    got the password reset email
    reset password
    sign in works
     
  7. GameWinner

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    I was rushing to make the account. Made it the same day Jak and Daxter was free due to a glitch. I don't remember much of the info I put down for it...
     
  8. Foxi4

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    Aww mayn, that's a shame. I'm sure it's on one of the quadrillion of e-mail accounts you own. ;)
     
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  9. GameWinner

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    It was worth it since I got Jak and Daxter!!
     
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  10. Ryupower

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    the main things you need to know
    are

    the DoB and email that was used to make the account

    to be able to easily reset your password
     
  11. GameWinner

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    I used a random email and a DoB. It doesn't really matter much anyway as long as my main account is secured.
     
  12. Foxi4

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    ...you just reminded me that I forgot about PSPlus this month and the games switch-over is today. Pewf! Thanks GameWinner, I almost missed Remember Me and Metal Gear Rising! :D
     
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    that place
    "irregular activity"
    I guess logging in every day for the past week or two isn't 'regular' enough for them :unsure:
     
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    I forgot
    Strange...I got the email, however my current password still works...
     
  15. Hop2089

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    This is old news, I had to change passwords for my US and JP account, I lost my HK account though due to the e-mail long being deleted for inactivity.
     
  16. ShadowSoldier
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    How is it old news if it was just mentioned yesterday?
     
  17. GameWinner

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    It's been occurring since last Wednesday, there was also an article on PS Lifestyle last week on it.
     
  19. ShadowSoldier
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    If it is. I wonder what the hell it is with EA and the big hacks ALWAYS coming from FIFA. Hell, when I had my Xbox 360, I was hacked because of FIFA which I didn't even own. And Microsoft refused to do anything.
     
  20. Joe88

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    From what I read on that matter, if you play on any ea based server, they can sniff your login credentials

    My 360 account was stolen in the same matter and all the money on it was used to by fifa crap, ms restored it after a few days :/
    ea doesnt give a shit and still allows people to purchase these packs and gift and resell them on ebay, ect...