Cybersecurity agency Kaspersky detected 120 suspicious websites mentioning ‘PlayStation’ in their scams and phishing campaigns. Cyberscam around gaming console increased as Microsoft and Sony launched Xbox X and PS5, respectively this month and together they found mention in half of the malicious activities. PS holds 96% of gaming consoles in India, enabling cybercriminals to use its popularity to luring people to steal private and monetary data.
Sony refuted a Bloomberg report that the company had slashed PlayStation 5 production by 4M units over chip issues. “We have not changed the production number for PS5 since the start of mass production”, Sony said in a statement. Sony’s clarification comes at a time when Microsoft is aggressively pushing its Xbox line up and has already revealed prices of the next-gen gaming consoles. Sony will announce the price and other key details of PS5 later today.
Sony Corp. has cut its estimated PlayStation 5 production for this fiscal year by 4M units, down to around 11M. This is the consequence of production issues with its custom-designed system-on-chips for the new console. Close rival Microsoft Corp. last week revealed aggressive pricing for its two next-gen consoles, the $299 Xbox Series S and $499 Xbox Series X, putting additional pressure on Sony.