Sony offers free identity theft protection to US PSN customers

A year's coverage offered

Sony has launched its promised plan to provide PSN users with free identity theft protection following the PSN breach in which users' personal information, including credit cards, was compromised by hackers.

In a statement today, currently applying only to US residents, Sony said it had arranged for a year's free ID theft and fraud protection for its customers via identity protection service AllClear ID PLUS.


"AllClear ID PLUS is a premium identity protection service that uses advanced technology to deliver alerts to help keep you safe. The service also provides identity theft insurance coverage and hands-on help from expert fraud investigators. Sony has arranged, at no charge to eligible PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders, for twelve months of this service to be provided by Debix to those who choose to enroll," explained Sony.

To enroll, you must simply enter the email address used to register your existing PlayStation Network or Qriocity account here on the official site.

"Upon validation of the email address you submit, your personal activation code for AllClear ID PLUS will be sent via email," said Sony, although it asks you allow for up to 72 hours for delivery.

PSN is back online for multiplayer gaming, but the firm is yet to put a date on the revival of the PlayStation Store.

[ SOURCE: Sony ]