It looks like the PS4 is a now a victim of a bug that will cause it to crash hard when it receives messages containing a string of specific characters. The message received is pictured below, and the box with a question mark in it contains a null character that causes the PS4 to become unstable. In order to do that, they needed to boot the PlayStation 4 in safe mode and choose to rebuild the database. This will stop you receiving messages from anyone who hasn't added you as a Friend or from receiving it in the middle of matches. Others, however, said that they were able to revive their consoles by downloading the free PlayStation 4 chat app on their iOS- or Android-based devices and then delete the offending message there. It seems like some bad actors on PSN are using these messages to knock people offline in competitive games, given their own team an advantage.
The PS4 crash problem was first reported last week, without the redditor disclosing which symbols lead to the denial-of-service condition.
To avoid the attack, users online have been recommending changing PS4 message receipt settings so that only friends (or no one at all) can send messages to your machine.
"There is a new glitch that basically bricks your console and forces you to factory reset it". I hope anyone that's affected by this can easily reset their factory settings and get back up and running smoothly.
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The offending messages apparently have the word "Juegas" and a odd symbol that can't be recognized by the PS4.
The sad part is that you can not receive the message by accident, so irresponsible gamers are purposely sending them with the sole aim to do harm.
Sony didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.