Sony Offers Identity Fraud Protection To PSN Customers In The US

US customers on the PlayStation Network and Qriocity music service can now enroll for the free identity theft insurance policy being offered by Sony.

The company said in a blog post that it had partnered with security firm Debix to set up the AllClear ID PLUS identity theft protection program for PSN users who wish to protect thier accounts following the cyber attack on the company’s network that exposed personal account information of 77 million customers.

Sony said that PSN users who had active accounts as of April 20, 2010 and are residents of the United States can join the programme. The Japanese consumer electronics giant had previously said that it was planning to launch similar identity theft insurance program in other countries as well.

AllClear ID PLUS identity theft protection program will give alerts to users to protect them from identity theft. The service will also provide identity theft insurance and hands-on advice from expert fraud investigators.

“Sony has arranged, at no charge to eligible PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders, for twelve months of this service to be provided by Debix to those who choose to enroll,” the company said in statement.