Following the hacking of numerous profiles on the PSN, Sony intervened on social networks with video tutorials on how to configure 2-step verification for users PlayStation in order to better protect their accounts.
After a large number of users saw their account being hacked, they all contacted the Japanese Twitter profile of the PlayStation Support. Precisely because of the intense traffic of questions, the company itself intervened by ordering players to take more precautions in order to better protect their accounts.
The suggested solution is to use the 2-step verification, the system that allows holders to receive a notification on your mobile phone whenever someone tries to log in using the credentials provided via mobile devices, a Playstation console, a web browser on a computer or the Playstation app.
The video in question can be easily found on the official YouTube channel of PlayStation Support and explains step by step how to set up 2-Step Verification of your PSN account on various Sony-branded systems (including PS4, PS Vita or a PS Video System). While the issue currently concerns PSN accounts, apparently there doesn’t seem to be any breach in Sony’s official accounts. This also includes any attempt to acquire information, leaks or other advances through the system.
In the last weeks of July, Sony has always asked users to be more careful when buying the PlayStation Plus and always check your cart. This is because there have been cases of reports to Support also regarding alleged errors in the purchase check-out process. In this case, the wrong purchase PlayStation Now instead of PlayStation Plus.
It is not the first time that hacker attacks have targeted the profiles of PlayStation users. We recall a case from a few years ago in which users took risks, and even immediately, the ban due to a breach. We talk about it in more detail in our article, along with other similar events.