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PSN Users: Get Your Free ID Protection Now

Not too long ago, Sony detailed its protection program for PSN and Qriocity users affected by the April 19 breach that saw the personal data of 77 million users stolen. The company announced that it would be covering the cost of 12 months of Debix’s AllClear ID PLUS identity protection program for every PSN and Qriocity user in the United States. This week, the company started the process of assigning users activation codes for the program.



"Starting today, PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders in the United States can begin the enrollment process for the identity theft protection program by visiting http://us.playstation.com/news/consumeralerts/identity-theft-protection/," Patrick Seybold wrote on the PSN blog. "We are also notifying customers of the enrollment landing page via email, which you will receive in your inbox this week."

Enrollment in the program includes cyber monitoring and surveillance to detect the exposure of your personal information, including the monitoring of criminal websites and data recovered by law enforcement agencies. If your data is discovered by Debix, they’ll contact you by phone and email to advise you on what steps to take. You’ll also gain access to the licensed private investigators and identity restoration specialists Debix has on staff and be covered by a $1 million identity theft insurance policy.

Be advised that the cut-off date for redeeming your free year of coverage is June 28. You won’t be able to sign up after at 11:59:59 pm (CST) on 06/28/2011.

  • nebun
    wow....this is really going to cost SONY some big bucks
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  • techguy911
    What is sony going to do with customers that already have everything they are offering so far everything they have offered i already have.
    And im not interested in psn+ since i do not play multi-player or plan to or use home as well that leaves me with nothing.

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  • razor512
    aka the criminals will wait 1 year before using the stolen data.
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  • razor512
    the protection is only useful if the criminals will only have your information for at most 1 year, after a year all bets are off and it is up to the screwed over customers to pay for any protection they need unless they can get all of the information changed and the old info invalidated (aka new identities)

    what sony is doing is offering a false sense of security to offer the illusion that they will keep their customers safe but in reality, just want to offer a distraction long enough for the media and some people to lose attention, then when the customers start having identity problems, it will be on a individual basis and not news worthy even though it is potentially happening to 77 million sony customers.
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  • The world is bigger than just the US, what about the rest of us who dont live in the US.
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  • Cylent
    techguy911And im not interested in psn+ since i do not play multi-player or plan to or use home as well that leaves me with nothing.
    Playstation Home and Multiplayer on PSN are both free. PSN+ just allows for cloud storage, a free PSOne classic game every month (though, if you cancel you lose access to said games), priority to Beta signups, and early demo access.
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  • JMcEntegart
    John AUSThe world is bigger than just the US, what about the rest of us who dont live in the US.
    Where do you live?

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/PSN-UK-ID-Theft-Identity-Protection-Free-Affinion-International-Limited,news-35616.html

    Let me know if you're not covered by that and I'll try and find out for you. :)
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  • back_by_demand
    English language exam, create a sentence by rearranging the following words:-

    the after stable horse door has bolted the close
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  • reggieray
    Yeah right, join up give them all your info including your SSN then sit back and wait for that site to hacked.
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  • w1zz4
    back_by_demandEnglish language exam, create a sentence by rearranging the following words:-the after stable horse door has bolted the close
    Canada...
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