Sony compensates users over PSN hack

Post by Kevin Jackson on 27th January 2015 in General industry

Sony compensates users over PSN hack
Electronics giant Sony has offered to compensate users affected by a massive security breach of its PSN network and other services.
 
The cyber-attack - which took place in 2011 - has been the subject of a long-running legal wrangle, with a class action having been brought against the technology firm. The attack took PSN offline for almost a month.
 
Those affected by identity theft will be able to claim up to $2,500 in compensation, while others affected by the hack are being offered one free game, a free three-month subscription to PlayStation Plus or up to three themes.
 
However, existing PlayStation Plus members are not eligible for the free three-month subscription offer and Sony has stipulated that the offer does not represent an admission of wrongdoing on its own part.
 
The deadline for claims is August 31st this year.

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