Due to a security leak at Sony, some PlayStation 3 (PS3) owners are finding themselves banned from accessing the PlayStation Network when they try to log on. Something that could (potentially) affect all PS3 owners until Sony finds a solution to the troubles they have run into.
The trouble stems from a data breach that contains a list of all known PS3 serial numbers. Apparently, Sony had the information stored online somewhere completely unprotected (someone’s getting a demotion). Because of this, someone wound up getting their hands on it and now they (it is unknown as to how many people the word “they” might involve) are using the information in heinous ways that lead to the serial numbers getting banned from the network.
Now, the legitimate consoles those serial numbers belong to are logging in to find a message claiming that the console has been “banned or temporarily suspended”. This has lead to a swarm of PS3 users hitting the web to discuss this amongst each other trying to figure out what is happening.
So far there has been no word from Sony about this new leak of information or that it even occurred by their own experience in the matter. However, some users are finding success in enabling 2FA (two-factor authentication) and creating a device password. Hopefully, the company will find a way around this leak in order to protect its users from suffering like this.