Many North American PSN users have reported issues with logging into their respective PlayStation Network accounts in the past 24 hours, and it seems as though Sony have addressed the problem via a mass e-mail.
According to comments from within the PlayStation Community, the e-mail is slowly rolling out to PSN users and encourages the recipient to change their password.
We have personally run into the problem, and can confirm that the simple password swap recommended will indeed fix the issue, no e-mail required. The proactive method that we used to remedy the hiccup was to go to our regional Sony Entertainment Network portal and click on the “Trouble Signing in?” option. From there it was a simple matter of utilizing the “I Forgot My Password” recovery tool to create a new password.
Security has become a top priority for Sony after the infamous hacking of the PlayStation Network in the spring of 2011 found many user’s personal information compromised.
Have you received your e-mail? Let us know in the comments.