If you're one of the tens of millions of customers impacted by the PlayStation Network and Qriocity hacks that resulted in the theft of all kinds of personal information, then Sony is coming to your aid. The company has announced more details regarding its plan to offer free identity theft monitoring to PSN users in the United States through Debix, Inc. The PlayStation Blog has the details.
Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment International have made arrangements with Debix, Inc., one of the industry’s most reputable identity protection firms, to offer AllClear ID Plus at no cost to PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders for 12 months from the time an account holder registers for the program.
Please note that we will start sending out activation emails for this program over the next few days, and you will have until June 18th to sign-up and redeem your code. You will need to sign up directly through AllClearID, not on Sony’s websites, and details, including step-by-step instructions for the program, will be emailed to United States PSN and Qriocity Account holders soon.
European PSN users will be offered a similar deal shortly. In the meantime, let me ask: how many of you are going to take advantage of this offer? I need to read up on this company and how they do business, but it seems foolish to not use the service if Sony's paying the bill. There's no telling where our information has spread by this point, and while I've done all I can do to secure what's left, our horses are running around out there free of the barn. Someone needs to fill the John Marston role and watch for them while wandering the plains.