Sony PSN offers identity protection to users

Almost four months after admitting that its PlayStation Network servers have been breached and the personal information of 70 million users has been compromised, Sony has begun sending out emails offering free one-year identity protection and fraud detection coverage to its users:

The offer includes internet surveillance and identity restoration.

CSIdentity, the provider of the service, will be monitoring chat rooms, criminal web pages, bulletin boards and file sharing sites, and if the users’ personal information pops up for sale, it will notify them, and help them restore their identity and good name to pre-victim status.

The email also notes that Sony is – wisely – forcing a password reset on its users in order to access the PlayStation Network again.

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