NEWS: Sony Offers ID Theft Protection

27 May 2011


Dixons1105271433374-1.jpgSony is offering its PlayStation Network customers free identity theft protection after the widespread data breach that affected millions of users.
It has teamed up with AllClear ID Plus to provide the new service that comes with ID theft insurance.
Currently the scheme is available only in the US where Sony is inviting all PSN users to sign up through AllClear’s website. But the company is expected to extend the scheme to cover other areas soon.
The initiative follows the crippling hacker attack that compromised personal data of 77 million PSN users worldwide.
Launching the new scheme Sony said: “AllClear ID Plus is a premium identity protection service that uses advanced technology to deliver alerts to help keep you safe.
“The service also provides identity theft insurance coverage and hands-on help from expert fraud investigators.
“Sony has arranged, at no charge to eligible PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders, for twelve months of this service to be provided by Debix to those who choose to enroll.”