Sony Offers $1 Million of Identity Theft Insurance to Each User

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Sony CEO Howard Stringer has taken to his company’s blog for some additional damage control in light of the ongoing PlayStation Network data breach. Aside from the requisite we’re taking this very seriously rhetoric, Stringer’s letter contains a few details pertinent to PSN users.

For starters, U.S. PSN members are all getting a year’s worth of identity theft coverage that provides cyber monitoring, access to “identity restoration specialists,” and up to $1 million worth of identity theft insurance. Details will be sent out via e-mail “over the next few days.” And Stringer notes, “To date, there is no confirmed evidence any credit card or personal information has been misused, and we continue to monitor the situation closely.”

And once the PlayStation Network and Sony’s Qriocity music services are back online, we’ll all get a free month of PlayStation Plus “as well as an extension of subscriptions for PlayStation Plus and Music Unlimited customers to make up for time lost.”

Stringer also ends the letter by saying, “In the coming days, we will restore service to the networks and welcome you back to the fun.”

No word on how many days that’ll actually be, though, and if these latest threats about another attack against Sony this weekend turn out to be true, things could get even uglier.

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