In the meantime, there are steps you can take to prevent this issue from happening to your PlayStation 4.
Once you've successfully deleted the message, you need to reboot your PlayStation 4 in safe mode.
PlayStation 4 owners are at risk of having their console freeze on them in the middle of a game due to an issue with parsing symbols in messages received from fellow gamers.
"Trigz34th and bj19501067bj the two players who used this exploit initially are now nearly diamonds on Rainbow Six from using this exploit".
We should also note at this time that Sony has not confirmed the existence of this message hack or the way it might affect your console.
If this damaging message is sent to your PlayStation 4, you may be unable to use the console unless you perform a fix.
According to an email received by VG247, the company is "aware of the situation and are planning a system software update to resolve this problem".
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In a turn of events which may be familiar to users of Apple's iPhone, a platform which has had its fair share of message-related bugs in the past, Sony's PlayStation 4 is reportedly vulnerable to attack via malicious messages specially crafted to contain an invalid character.
The good news is prevention is as simple as changing a setting in the menu.
In any case, if you want to avoid this entirely, you can just go to Settings, Account Management, Privacy Settings, Enter your password, Personal Info, Messaging, and set messages to either friends only or disable them entirely. As of this morning, Sony has issued the following statement about the issue...
Delete the malicious message from the PlayStation mobile app.
Finally, in safe mode, choose the "Rebuild Database". Release it after you hear the second beep: "one beep will sound when you first press, and another seven seconds later".
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