Sony Offers PSN Users Free AllClear ID Plus In Wake Of Hack

Posted: May 6 2011, 9:19am CDT | by , Updated: May 6 2011, 11:19am CDT, in News | Gaming


Sony Offers PSN Users Free AllClear ID Plus in Wake of Hack

Protection for your identity from Sony

Some believe that the massive security breach that Sony suffered at the hands of hackers may end up costing the company billions of dollars to repair. While the monetary price is one thing to consider, the other thing is if the users will come back to the PSN after possibly having their credit card details stolen by the hackers. Sony is trying to smooth things over and make the users of the PSN feel more secure.

Sony is doing this by offering the users free AllClear ID Plus service in the US via Debix. The service includes cyber monitoring and surveillance to ensure that the user personal info doesn't end up online. The service also offers propriety access to investigators and identity restoration specialists if their identity is stolen.

The final piece of the puzzle is that the user is covered by a $1 million identity theft insurance policy that will pay for restoration costs, legal defense, and lost wages for 12 months after an identity is stolen up to the million price tag. The service will last for 12 months after the user signs up on Sony's dime. Activation emails will be sent to users soon.

My Take: Sony really wants users to feel safe using the PSN again. The odds of another breach of this magnitude happening are slim so take the offer and go back to the PSN.

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