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Sony Offers Free Identity Protection Service Through DEBIX

by Ernice Gilbert on May 5th, 2011, under Hot, News, PSN, Sony

In wake of the PSN hack that saw over 70 million accounts breached, with sensitive information such as first and last name, date of birth, address and possibly sensitive credit card information being exposed, Sony’s gone the extra mile and is now providing those affected (that’d be all of us) with free AllClear ID Plus protection through a deal it’s reached with identity security firm Debix.

SCE America’s Patrick Seybold said the service will only be available to US PlayStation Network and Qriocity members, however similar offerings are being considered for other territories.

The service will be offered for a full year, with activation emails distribution commencing this week. Those interested will have until June 18th to redeem the offer. Going directed to DEBIX would set you back $9.99 per month.

DEBIX monitors the internet for user detail leaks, including criminal and law enforcement sources, access to experts in case of identity theft, and up to $1 million in insurance per user for identity restoration costs, legal defense expenses, and lost wages for one year following identity compromise.

Information on how to sign up to the service will be included in the offer emails Sony will be sending out.

7 Comments

  1. Fri, 6th May 2011 at 4:17 am

    typical sony!
    what, only US PSN was breached?
    one day sony will treat their fans equally…….. one day…………

  2. Fri, 6th May 2011 at 5:55 am

    They said they’re looking into other offerings for international territories… Surely you read this in the thread.

  3. Fri, 6th May 2011 at 7:00 am

    yes there looking into it, they say that about everything!
    its the fact that the US gets everything first then everyone else maybe later if theres any crumbs left thats the problem!

  4. Fri, 6th May 2011 at 7:14 am

    Ah man ease up. Sony could do nothing good in your eyes…

  5. Fri, 6th May 2011 at 10:29 am

    im sorry but i have no sympathy for them!
    they were too lazy to update the software on there servers and thats what led to this!
    they had so many people warning them that there at risk of a security breach.
    the ps3 was blown wide open.
    anonymous were DDOS there sites.
    you would think the first thing they would of done would be to lock the place up like fort Knox!
    they were too lazy to heed peoples warnings and update their servers, and because of there laziness 90+ million accounts are now out there for whoever wants to use them!
    besides waiting so long to first warn us there handling this pretty well, but that does not remove the fact that its there stuff up that caused this!
    if they updated there servers and had everything locked up like fort Knox like they should of then id be singing a different tune, but they dident, they took the lets wait and see route and now were up shit creek without a paddle!

  6. Fri, 6th May 2011 at 10:55 am

    You just don’t like Sony….Your comment history proves that.

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