Sony Offers Settlements to PSN Hack 2011 Affectees
After a court order, Sony is compensating all the users who had been affected by the 2011 PSN hack. A website has been set up where a court appointed claims administration firm is handling all the claims that people are making against the power outage and all other damage it did.
The homepage of the website announces in bold letters that “account holders who had a PlayStation Network, Qriocity, or Sony Online Entertainment account before May 15, 2011 could get benefits from a Class Action Settlement.”
Obviously, the settlement you get will be dependant upon the subscriptions you had at the time of the attacks and the services that you were using back them. For this reason, and to provide the affected parties with choice, Sony has various kinds of settlement plans in place.
For instance, PSN related users could be looking at free games, PlayStation Plus subscriptions for up to three months as well as some dynamic themes. Other issues could get you your money back or add to your subscription time for free.
Among the games that are being offered there are PS3, PSP from which you will be selecting either one or two games. The list includes Dead Nation, Infamous, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD, Rain, Puppeteer, Invizimals: Lost Kingdom, and God of War HD. PSP options include LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers, Patapon 3, Killzone Liberation, Wipeout Pure, and Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror.
Themes of Wipeout HD, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Tokyo Jungle, The Last of Us, and Ratchet & Clank will also be offered.
One specific settlement being offered for identity theft allows a claim for up to $2,500. Of course it will be paid if an identity theft can be proven and it can also be proven that the theft occurred because of the PSN hack.
You may visit the website and register your claim right now. The last date of registering claims is August 31, 2015.