Apr 28, 2011

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Sony Sued Over PSN Breach

Sony Sued Over PSN Breach

In what was honestly, only a matter of time, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Sony in a California court.  The suit, filed by the Rothken Law Firm on behalf of Kristopher Johns, asserts that Sony “failed to take reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data.”

The suit came just one day after Sony admitted that some private information, like member’s names and passwords, might have been compromised in the security breach the PlayStation Network experienced last week.

“Plaintiff KRISTOPHER JOHNS, is a citizen of the State of Alabama and the United States of America, who maintains a residence in Birmingham, Alabama, first purchased a SONY PlayStation3 console, the PSN service and multiplayer games for use on the PSN service in or around 2009. On or about April 17-18, 2011, Plaintiff noticed he had lost access to PSN, not knowing of the security breach and loss of his personal and credit card data stored on SONY’s servers.”

Johns is seeking “restitution and disgorgement of all amounts obtained by Defendant as a result of its misconduct, together with interest thereon from the date of payment, to the victims of such violations.”

The full lawsuit can be found here.

[Source: Lawsuit]