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Sony Starts providing ID theft protection for PSN users

Following the worst hack Sony PSN faced,Sony now has started providing its users identity theft protection.It has begun to send emails to users officially,instructing how to sign up for the identity theft protection service it would offer for its users.Also the playstation store will remain to be down till the end of this month.

Sony said,

Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment have made arrangements with Debix to offer AllClear ID PLUS to eligible PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders in the United States who are concerned about identity theft.

The identity theft protection service will provide users 12 month of alerts to prevent ID theft.And as said before Sony will provide ID theft insurance coverage (up to $1 million) as well as hands-on help from fraud investigators.

To qualify for this, a user must have had an active PlayStation account as of April 20th, and must be a US resident.If one satisfies the above he/she may need to submit their email address to Sony’s identity-theft protection site before June 28.

Sony also said that one must enter the same email address used to register your PlayStation Network or Qriocity account.Once validated,AllClear ID PLUS activation code will be sent to you.

“For those asking about the PlayStation Store, we’re still targeting restoration of all services by the end of this month,” Sony said in a blog post.It still is not clear whether credit-card information of U.S. PlayStation users were compromised in the hack.

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It is great stuff from Sony. That's playing very valuable roll in security of Sony PSN. :)