Sony Offering ID Theft Protection
DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIAAugust 12, 2011
Sony is offering Australian PlayStation Network accountholders a year of free identity theft protection in the wake of a breach affecting 77 million worldwide, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The company has begun sending e-mails to about 1.5 million Australians who had an account on the date of the breach, which is being investigated by Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim. The company is also offering identity restoration services for those whose identities may be stolen as a result of the breach.