In the wake of the PSN cyber-attack, Sony announced they would provide complimentary identity theft protection to PSN users. Today they detailed what specifically gamers in the United States will receive.
PSN and Qriocity account holders will get a 12 month subscription to Debix's AllClear ID Plus program. Activation emails for AllClear ID Plus will be sent out in the coming days and you'll have until June 18th to redeem the offer. Detailed instructions will be included in the e-mail.
In addition to sounding ultra-fancy, the AllClear ID Plus program gives you several countermeasures to protect against identity theft. Here are some of the main benefits:
Cyber monitoring and surveillance of the Internet to detect exposure of an AllClear ID Plus customerís 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 customerís 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.
Sony is still working to bring back some of PSN's services. They said yesterday that they're beginning the final stages of internal testings.