We’re getting unverified reports that a way for someone to reset your PSN password apparently given just your PSN email and your date of birth has surfaced – more information here – and the ability to sign in online via the various PlayStation.com sites has just been removed.
This does happen on other sites, although generally you tend to get an email confirmation first which you need to click to reset your password. Nyleveia are assuming there’s some tricky URL manipulation going on.
We’re not entirely sure what’s happening, but from the site linked above (which is still updating) it looks like there may be a loop-hole remaining. Nyleveia suggested PSN users should change their email addresses as well as password, but obviously with the sign-in form currently down this isn’t possible.
It does appear that this only resets your password rather than changes it.
The PlayStationEU Twitter has, in the last few minutes, said that this is maintenence due to ISPs finally sending password reset emails from when the PSN stirred back into life. The EU forums have official information on the downtime although it doesn’t mention any of the above.
Nyleveia say they’ve contacted Sony.
We must stress that we have no other information on this other than what’s on Nyleveia.com, and their page has changed a couple of times adding and removing text.