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It may take more than an ounce of prevention to avoid falling prey to the growing number of online criminals and their increasingly sophisticated deceptions.
PSN and Qriocity users can now go to Sony's site to sign up for an identity-theft protection service. They need only to input an e-mail address to receive an activation code.
The restoration in Japan and other Asian countries will begin tomorrow, allowing gamers to play titles from the PlayStation console. Qriocity will also become available again.
PSN customers can take steps to secure their accounts in the midst of continuing problems with security at the online gaming service.
In its latest measure, Sony is offering Sony Online customers a month of free service, plus ID theft monitoring and in-game perks to make up for the outage related to the security breach. Is that enough?
Company says network will return in stages, after a weeks-long outage that began when Sony's computer servers suffered a devastating and illegal intrusion.
Sony's multiplayer gaming network will offer free ID theft monitoring for customers whose personal data was stolen. PC- and PS3-based online gamers will also get free in-game bonus items and currency.
Wilson Tang from the 404 joins us in studio to hack away at all the tech news along with host of the week Mr. Brian Tong. Hackers are threatening a third attack on Sony which may cause consumers to think twice about adding their credit card information onto any site in the future despite the 1 million dollar insurance policy that Sony will take out for every user. The LastPass CEO explains how their system was hacked in detail while video game developer David Braben creates a USB stick sized PC for $25 which we all want. And we find out if the Chrome OS notebook will blend. Will it blend?
To punish Sony for its PSN breach, hackers say they plan to release data they are able to copy from Sony's servers. Are they going too far?
Stringer offers explanation for Sony's slow response, as meanwhile company offers year of free ID-theft monitoring to U.S. customers who were registered with PlayStation Network and Qriocity prior cyberattack.