Sony's PS4 hit by soft-bricking message bug

Report: PS4 Messaging Bug is Bricking Consoles
PS4 Users Are Claiming That Malicious Messages Are Breaking Their Consoles
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16 October, 2018

Whether you got it from one of your mates, your uncle, or someone's Tweet, it was a pretty amusing, yet worrying, trend that slowly died off - although, the console edition seems much, much worse. Over the weekend PS4 owners on Reddit and elsewhere have reported receiving messages from an unknown source that locked their consoles.

Whether they opened it or not - it didn't matter.

The good news is prevention is as simple as changing a setting in the menu.

"Trigz34th and bj19501067bj the two players who used this exploit initially are now nearly diamonds on Rainbow Six from using this exploit".

Users posting to a Reddit thread announcing the flaw have claimed that it is being actively exploited by players in an attempt to win multiplayer matches by default, sending the malicious message to all members of the opposing team in order to crash them out of the game.

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If you have been affected by the hack, we would advise you to factory reset through safe mode by turning off your console and holding down the power button for some time until it beeps twice.

"We are aware of the situation and are planning a system software update to resolve this problem". Others tried this technique to no avail, but did have some luck after deleting the message.

Those who haven't been affected by the message exploit can still take preventative measures until Sony releases the aforementioned system update.

You might want to change your PlayStation message options to avoid a potential system breaking hack. In the meantime, it's probably best doing what Huntstark said.

It important to note that the bug affects only the account that received the message, so if you have other accounts set up, you can use them to restore the damaged one without losing your data. Has it happened to you? He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.


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