Sony Pushes System Update And Fixes PS4-Crashing Message Attack


As a follow up to Monday’s news about the viral message bricking PlayStation 4 consoles, Sony has pushed a new update and claimed to have fixed the issue.

In a tweet from the ‘Ask PlayStation UK’ account, Sony has addressed the issue and clarified exactly what the problem was.

“We’ve since fixed the issue, and it wasn’t bricking consoles, just sending them into a crash loop that can be quickly fixed in under 5 minutes.”

For those affected, the account also provided a solution for victims of the viral message attack.

“Delete the message in the PS mobile app, go into Safe Mode, use Option 5, console back to normal.”

So there you have it. It seems the message wasn’t bricking consoles after all but sending them into a recurring crash loop. Regardless, it’s not great for a vulnerability like this to go viral so quickly.

As well as fixing the problem Sony pushed system update 6.02 to consoles today, which doesn’t seem to do anything special beyond helping to improve the performance of the system.

Hopefully, if you’ve been affected by the issue or are worried about receiving the ill-fated message, you can now rest easy and switch those privacy settings back to normal.