Sony's identity theft protection program began today in the U.S., allowing PlayStation Network users to claim 12 months of free identity protection, as a result of the PSN breach.
Detailed earlier this month
, the service is offered by identity protection firm Debix via the AllClear ID Plus program. PSN users can visit a special enrollment page
on the U.S. PlayStation site to sign up for the free coverage.
As well as offering identity theft protection, the 12 months of cover provides hands-on help from expert fraud investigators, and any U.S. residents with a PSN account activated before April 20 are eligible.
Users are asked to enter their email address at the appropriate page, after which a special code will be sent out by email within 72 hours. This code must then be entered at the AllClear ID Plus site by June 28 to redeem the free cover.
Sony notes that the service is subject to the AllClear ID terms and conditions.
Identity theft protection for European PSN users is still being finalized
, and is set to be detailed on the EU PlayStation blog sometime soon.