There seems to be a potential silver lining to the Sony hack:
To show our gratitude for your patience and support, SOE is offering a Welcome Back program. As part of this program, you will receive 45 days of game time (30 days plus 1 day for each day of the outage), added to your Station Account. This game time applies to any game you have currently or previously activated on your Station Account.
For those customers currently on an active paying plan, this time will be added to the end of your current billing cycle. For all other customers, your time begins upon your first login to each of the relevant games.
Please note, customers must log in by 11:59 pm PST August 31, 2011 to claim the game time. Should you require game software, visit www.soe.com/getthegame. Additionally, many games are offering a variety of items and special events to welcome players back. Get the Welcome Back Program details. SOE is committed to helping its customers protect their personal data and will provide a complimentary identity theft protection program. For Station Account holders in the United States, we have made arrangements with Debix, Inc., one of the industry’s most reputable identity protection firms, to offer a 12-month complimentary enrollment in the AllClear ID PLUS identity theft protection program. For detailed program information, click here. Complimentary enrollment begins upon registration for the program and you will have until June 28, 2011 to sign up for AllClear ID PLUS. You will need to sign up directly through Debix after claiming your access code from SOE. Please note, you will need to reset your Station Account password before you can enroll for this service. Get your access code and instructions, here.
Step 1 – Reset Your Station Account Password Step 2 – Obtain AllClear ID PLUS access code Step 3 – Sign up for AllClear ID PLUS at www.allclearid.com/sony