A Greenfield man warns gamers your data is at risk after he said hackers got into his PlayStation.
During his down time, registered nurse, Dustin Keske plays Call of Duty Black Ops 4. He uses a streaming platform called Twitch.
People all over the world can watch him play. He said the higher the level, the more viewers, the more money you can make.
He makes a couple thousand a month playing this way. Last Monday he said someone took over his identity as a player.
“I was sleeping and my brother came and woke me up and told me that somebody was on my account,” said Keske.
Keske said hackers took him down from level 736 to level 1. His computer recorded them laughing while doing it.
He was shocked it happened, considering just the day before, he contacted Sony.
After hearing about high profile gaming hacks on rapper, Drake and other celebrities, he was worried about being hacked. Keske said Sony told him to do an extra security step called a two-factor authentication.
“I took the necessary steps the day prior to this happening and to put on the two-factor authentication like I was told to put on, and then somebody called and was able to remove this two-factor authentication,” he said.
“That’s the part that really, really irks me is that I took the steps prior to make sure this didn’t happen and it still happened,” he continued.
Hackers didn’t steal his personal data but he’s afraid they might. Just like all PlayStation users, he has a PSN or PlayStation Network Account where his credit card, name, address and birthday is stored.
TODAY’S TMJ4 reached out to Sony for a comment. We haven’t received a statement but spokesperson requested more information on the case.
Dustin Keske wants to be reimbursed but he also hopes his story will keep gamers on alert.