So it looks like one of the things that Sony is going to be doing to help their customers protect themselves in the aftermath of the recent data breach on their servers, is by giving their customers access to 12 months of free identity theft protection. PSN members will have access to Debix’s “All Clear ID Protection Plan” the offer will be made available to all PSN and Qriocity account members in the United States.
Sony is currently working to make this available to other territories outside of the U.S. that were affected by the recent attacks on Sony’s online databases. Sony claims that users should be getting emails within the next few days with a promotional code for the service. Once you recieve your code, you’ll have until June 18th to complete the offer.
Here’s what’s included in the 12 months program.
Cyber monitoring and surveillance of the Internet to detect exposure of an AllClear ID Plus customer’s personal information, including monitoring of criminal web sites and data recovered by law enforcement. If his/her personal information is found, the customer will be alerted by phone and/or email and will be provided advice and support regarding protective steps to take. The customer will also receive monthly identity status reports. Debix works with an alliance of cyber-crime experts from the government, academia and industry to provide these services.
Priority access to licensed private investigators and identity restoration specialists. If an AllClear ID Plus customer receives an alert, or otherwise suspects that he/she may be the victim of identity theft, the customer can speak directly, on a priority basis, with an on-staff licensed private investigator, who will conduct a comprehensive inquiry. In the case of an identity theft, the customer can work with an identity restoration specialist to contact creditors and others, and take necessary steps to restore the customer’s identity.
A $1 million identity theft insurance policy per user to provide additional protection in the event that an AllClear ID Plus customer becomes a victim of identity theft. This insurance would provide financial relief of up to $1 million for covered identity restoration costs, legal defense expenses, and lost wages that occur within 12 months after the stolen identity event.