Since the weekend the biggest console news was a message that trolls were sending to random PSN users that would brick their console. The only way to fix it was to factory reset the PS4 if you didn’t set your messages to private. Everybody and their momma have been paranoid since the news broke. To make matters worse is Sony has been radio silent.
It would seem Sony fixed the issue though. They replied to a PS4 owner on Twitter breaking the news. I find this way to announce the fix to be strange. Why not make a press release, so all the major outlets could spread the good news? Makes me nervous they’re just making stuff up.
We’ll take their word for now though.
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. Delete the message on the PS mobile app, go into Safe Mode, use Option 5, console back to normal. ^DB
— Ask PlayStation UK (@AskPS_UK) October 15, 2018