Sony’s PlayStation 4 is reportedly crashing due to a malicious message, according to several users. These crashes are happening due to a message containing a string of characters and are freezing the PS4. In some cases, the PlayStations are requiring a factory reset due to this issue as well.
The Reddit user, who reported the issue first, said that he was playing Rainbow Six: Siege. His console bricked when a player sent him the message from a dummy account making his system crash. According to him, one user did not have to reset. It did not affect him as his PlayStation messages were set to Private. Sony is yet to respond to this issue. It would be wise [...]