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DDOS messaging is a thing now on PSN.

ricelord

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So I'm over here playing Gravity rush 2 and the next thing i notice is that I'm getting a crap ton of messages from random accounts about Overwatch. No idea if I pissed off some little kid but it getting old.



So is there anyway i can report this to sony?
 

Makki

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Im getting spam group chats selling bogus PSN cards... Pretty shitty occurrences all around for a paid online service...

There is an option to disable just anybody from adding you to a group.
Wish I had known that earlier hah! Will try to find those options.
 

Slayven

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There is an option to disable just anybody from adding you to a group. Forgot where it is,

huge flaw on Sony's part
 

mf.luder

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I'm a victim of the random group messaging spam.

edit: Went in an turned off who can message me to friends only.
 

RedFox85

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Look at it this way OP you are so boss at overwatch that you straight shook this guy to his core! Imagine the seething rage he must have for you to take time out to do this. I say, good job OP.. good job.
 

Reule

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Happened to me on Rainbow when it was just me versus their last guy. He was hiding in a corner contesting the objective, holding an angle on where I was. Ended up flooded by 30+ messages calling me a pussy till I made a move.
 

Bitmap Frogs

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For a paid service PSN is trash.

But hey, #fortheplayers and Kaz gifs right?

Locking everybody out of messaging you is a shit solution. Many of the people in my friends list are there because of post game banter.
 

Easy_D

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Does PSN not allow you to block messages from people not on your friendlist?
 

Bitmap Frogs

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Wow. It's too easy to send spam with that tool. Seriously, I can't believe Sony is that incompetent.
They don't give a shit. They're leading in sales which means that momentum will carry them to the end of the gen. They no longer need to give a shit and corporations are efficient about that.
 

Spukc

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Damn you better contact the pentagon you are being hunted down by a master hacker man
 

Simo

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Yeah I got spammed with that last month when playing R6. I reported the player who did it and Sony didn't do shit.
 

Zolbrod

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Haven't had quite the same type of message OP has, but I've had some spam messages for "free PSN codes" etc., quite recently even.
 

OfTheOverflow

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Yeah it's like a protection fee lmao, they're smart I'll give em that. Came across this months ago, it's pretty scummy for sure.
 

NEO0MJ

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Yeah, PSN can be shit. I made a thread here a while ago and some random person decided to annoy me with messages because they felt good attacking a gaffer. Now I just block everything as I rarely use the PS4 anyway but like others said this is a shit solution considering we have to pay for this service.