Sony offers ID protection after PSN debacle

Sony has provided a package of free software and PlayStation Plus subscriptions to it’s subscribers after the “Anonymous” hacker lock out of PSN. Many users have complained that this still doesn’t give them peace of mind because their credit card numbers could still gets fraudulently charged in the aftermath of the PlayStation Network debacle. To appease the angry virtual mobs, Sony’s announced that it will provide a complimentary one-year subscription to Debix’s “AllClear ID Plus” identity theft protection service to all PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders in the United States, which will attempt to protect your personal data from harm, by both monitoring known criminal activity for your private digits and providing up to $1 million in ID theft insurance coverage. I’ve never used Debix, so I can’t vouch for its reliability, and this particular plan admittedly doesn’t look quite as comprehensive as the one Debix offers regular customers for $10 a month.

Are you happy with this outcome?  Do you think your data will be safe in 1 year when the protection ends?  Will the hackers just bide their time and wait until then to go on a shopping spree?

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