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​Sony Working On Fix For PS4-Breaking Viral Message Hack

​Sony Working On Fix For PS4-Breaking Viral Message Hack

Sony is working on a solution for the recent PS4 viral message hack, which seemingly freezes PlayStation consoles - forcing users to factory reset.

I bet we all remember at least one weird looking iPhone message that made its way round the smartphone community, automatically restarting mobiles when opened.

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Whether you got it from one of your mates, your uncle, or someone's Tweet, it was a pretty funny, yet worrying, trend that slowly died off - although, the console edition seems much, much worse.

Credit: Huntstark
Credit: Huntstark

Reports of the incident began on PlayStation Reddit threads over the weekend, where unfortunate players received the message pictured above.

Whether they opened it or not - it didn't matter. The new glitch "basically bricks your console and forces you to factory reset it."

Huntstark said: "It happened to me during Rainbow Six: Siege. A player from the other team used a dummy account to send the message and crashed my entire team. We all have had to factory reset. Only one of our guys wasn't affected and he has his messages private."

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Credit: NordLon
Credit: NordLon

His party even tried deleting the message through the mobile app, but it didn't work. The only wait to avoid this happening to you is to set your messaged to private - and do it ASAP.

Since these posts appeared online, Sony reps told VG247 that they're "aware of the situation and are planning a system software update to resolve this problem." In the meantime, it's probably best doing what Huntstark said. Here's how to change your messages to private:

Go to Settings > Account Management > Privacy Settings > Enter your password > Personal Info ' Messaging, and set Messages to either Friends (if you trust them) or No One.

Credit: Sony
Credit: Sony

What do you think about this news? Has it happened to you? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: Technology, Entertainment, sony, Reddit, PS4

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

 

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