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.