CNYCentral.com Report on Identity Theft Quotes RESCUECOM

Sony Hack Increases Attention on Internet Identity Theft Protection

Internet identity theft protection

CNYcentral.COM
May 8, 2011

SONY is now offering its US Playstation and QRIOCITY customers up to a million dollars in identity theft insurance, after over 100-million user accounts have been affected by its recent security breach.

SONY's Chairman and CEO Howard Stringer has posted an online letter, apologizing for the inconvenience and ongoing concern: names, birth dates, email addresses and log-in information may have been compromised, and SONY says encrypted credit data from ten million suer accounts may have also been compromised.

One concern by Internet observers: the security breach was identified April 19th, but SONY did not acknowledge it until April 26th. Josh Kaplan, President of Rescuecom, says people who use the Internet can take better precautions to protect their data, and their finances, from online predators. Among the suggestions:

>Don't wait til your bank and credit card statements are sent to you: if you monitor accounts on-line you can see and activity irregularities right away, and stop them before they're serious.

>For online transactions, either use a credit card for online accounts only, or use a prepaid debit card to minimize your financial risk.

EV7gXlsIJ-s

Google Reviews

curtis hickey
curtis hickey
in the last week
GOD BLESS ROY for spending time on working on a old computer that needed to be cleaned up and update
...GOD BLESS ROY for spending time on working on a old computer that needed to be cleaned up and updated so that it work correctly again. I highly recommend him and rescuecom to others. less
Nicole Coleman
Nicole Coleman
in the last week
Anthony was very helpful and easy to talk to. Worth the price.
...Anthony was very helpful and easy to talk to. Worth the price. less
Christeena Winter
Christeena Winter
in the last week
I have been satisfied with my experience with your company. Technicians have been friendly and help
...I have been satisfied with my experience with your company. Technicians have been friendly and helpful with my problems. I feel my computer has been protected. less
Frank Ramirez
Frank Ramirez
a week ago
I would like to thank my computer tech Anthony for addressing and fixing my issue. As he troublesh
...I would like to thank my computer tech Anthony for addressing and fixing my issue. As he troubleshooted and resolved my computer issue he was friendly and knowledgeable which in this day and age is comforting. having rescuecom is having peace of mind and for that I am thankful for the service. less
View all Google reviews

Featured in:


Feature Inthe New York TimesFOX NEWSUSA TodayComputer WorldCNNForbes