Sony to offer PlayStation Network and Qriocity members free ID theft protection

Sony to offer PlayStation Network and Qriocity members free ID theft protection

Summary: It seems that Sony is, at last, doing the right thing and offering all those in the US affected by the PlayStation Network and Qriocity 12-months free ID theft protection.

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It seems that Sony is, at last, doing the right thing and offering all those in the US affected by the PlayStation Network and Qriocity 12-months free ID theft protection.

Sony has made arrangements with Debix to offer PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders 12 months access to AllClear ID Plus.

This service includes:

  • Cyber monitoring and surveillance
  • Access to private investigators and ID restoration specialists
  • $1 million ID theft insurance plan

Those affected will be sent activation codes and a link to the enrollment page via email. The activation codes will be valid until June 18th.

Note: Details of the plan are available here.

If you're outside the US, then there's nothing yet. Sony promises to "make similar programs available in other countries/territories where applicable" and Sony's EU blog says that there will be an announcement "very soon," so stay tuned.

There is no word yet as to whether Sony Online Entertainment customers will be offered this protection. I hope that they are, especially given the fact that some customers bank account details were leaked.

This is good news for those affected, and exactly what I suggested Sony had to do a few days back.

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  • RE: Sony to offer PlayStation Network and Qriocity members free ID theft protection

    Weird, just tried to log in to the PS network and I get a comodo cert? Firefox doesn't like it. I'll hold off for a bit I think.
    MvdL
  • Guess They've Been Scared Into Listening...

    ...to the security firms they hired after the public backlash set in.

    A good *first step*. Now let's see how seriously they listen to the rest of the recommendations.
    wolf_z
  • Why just the US? because the liability is higher?

    They are not doing "the right thing" they are doing the convenient thing.

    Why not protection for the world wide customers? What about us, Canadians? is it cheaper for them to go to court than to offer the same level of protection?
    rarsa
    • You answered your own question

      @rarsa It probably is cheaper :) Here in Canada, things are just overpriced; despite the higher value of the currency.
      MrElectrifyer
  • RE: Sony to offer PlayStation Network and Qriocity members free ID theft protection

    You know Sony will do us better then any MS offer. Sony atleast Cares about there PS customers. Sucks teh Fame of teh PlayStation 3 just slammed them all at ounce. Sure they should have been ready for it, but lets face it, no one truely knew how to program for it till just a year ago. GO NAUGHTY DOG, BEST DEVELOPER ANY CONSOLE COULD HAVE, to bad 360 lost teh support with Naughty Dog, they are rumored to not even allow porting of there software to 360, because of lack of storage and tehre game engines requriing more power and space!!
    Ez_Customs
  • identity theft protection

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    1odette
  • RE: Sony to offer PlayStation Network and Qriocity members free ID theft protection

    I will not buy another Sony product..THEY FORCED ME TO REVEAL9( join their silly network) in order to use the Netflix feature ..Now after giving away all my personal and banking info , I can't even watch Netflix..Screw Sony..I'll find a better product w/o all the strings attached..This tactic is becoming far too common,All the GOTCHAS are the American Business Model I suppose modeled after Micro soft!!!
    bfriskey
  • sony

    Everybody seems to be only worried about playing they?re stupid game and totally ignoring the fact that they?re personal info is at risk right now. I guess CoD is more important the all the money in my bank http://bit.ly/mCxtbF
    jillknight1
  • what?

    uh...I just received the offer for this service by email around 730 pm on the 27th. It stated that it may take 72 hours(3 days) for me to receive my confirmation code for the debix security website. Then it tells me that when I get my code, I have until 11 pm on the 28th to redeem it. Is my math that bad?
    Fart@...