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Sony details PSN ID theft protection

12 months of free coverage promised.

Sony is offering PlayStation Network members in the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Germany 12 months of free identity theft protection following last month's security breach.

As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, users will be able to take advantage of the following services through ID protection specialists Affinion International Limited:

Personal information protection

  • Monitoring and alerting service
  • Personal information protection software

Help/assistance and guidance

  • Dedicated helpline
  • Victim of fraud support

Financial protection

  • Insurance that covers the expenses incurred in identity restoration following identity fraud
  • Card monitoring and alerting service

Details of how to get in touch with Affinion will be issued shortly.

Sony is still working on a solution for those who don't live in the aforementioned countries.

"We are still working to identify similar services for those countries not covered by this offering, and this will depend on reputable businesses offering appropriate services," read the post. "As such, we promise to keep you updated on progress right here on PlayStation.Blog."

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