The Sony PlayStation Network was taken offline on April 20, 2011 after being hacked. The network stayed down nearly a full month. Customers and lawmakers began the barrage of negative criticism both online and offline. In response, Sony introduced their ID theft protection plan. They could not guarantee that their customers’ credit card information had not been compromised by the hackers.
Recently, Sony has extended the deadline to July 31, 2011 for PlayStation Network Users. Users can sign up for 1 year of coverage by AllClear ID. This plan includes the online monitoring of your personal data as well as a $1 million policy that covers any legal costs, loss of wages, and identity restoration costs.
If you would like to sign up, please go to the sign up page on the Sony website at http://us.playstation.com/news/consumeralerts/identity-theft-protection/.