Sony Begins Rolling Out Free Codes to Compensate 2011 PSN Breach

March 8, 2016 Written by Michael Briers

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Almost five years after the 2011 PSN breach, Sony has started rolling out compensation to those affected by the cyber attack, which then resulted in a class-action lawsuit.

First spotted by Game Informer, users who filed a claim back in January of 2015 are advised to check their email accounts. It should be noted that only those who were in possession of a PlayStation Network, Qriocity, or Sony Online Entertainment account before May 15, 2011 were entitled to file a claim. 

Compensation varies depending on the account, and you can find a detailed breakdown of those options below. 

  • Payment equal to paid wallet balances (if $2 or more) in PSN or SOE accounts that have been inactive since the intrusions.
  • One or more of the following: a free PS3 or PSP game (see the list of games here), three free PS3 themes, or a free three-month subscription to PlayStation Plus.
  • A free month of Music Unlimited for Qriocity account holders who did not have a PSN account.
  • $4.50 in SOE Station Cash.

Should you select a free digital copy of a PS3 or PSP game, your resulting email will look a little something like this. 

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Tell us, have you come across an email of this kind from Sony? 

[Source: Game Informer]