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Sony Faces First Lawsuit Over PSN Security Breach

by Ernice Gilbert on April 27th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, PSN, Sony

Before the hardware giant can breathe, the first lawsuit resulting from the massive PSN security breach has been filed, with the plaintiff asking for monetary compensation, and around the clock credit card monitoring.

The suit was filed today on the behalf of Kristopher Johns, 36, of Birmingham, Ala., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Johns accuses Sony of not taking “reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data of its users.”

Johns also blames Sony for taking too long to notify him and other customers of the breach, and because of that, the complaint alleges, Sony did not allow its customers “to make an informed decision as to whether to change credit card numbers, close the exposed accounts, check their credit reports, or take other mitigating actions.”

The lawsuit is also seeking class action status.

Thanks, cnet.

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4 Comments

  1. Thu, 28th Apr 2011 at 5:02 am

    told ya, and it certainly wont be the last one!
    well, maybe now sony will learn their lesson, stop being so selfish, lazy and tight assed and encrypt our god dam personal information!
    there more worried about cheaters using other peoples save files, then they are peoples CC info getting out!
    im sorry, but sony deserves everything they get!

  2. Thu, 28th Apr 2011 at 7:39 am

    The suit might fall flat, though, because Sony’s T&C protects them from what happened.

  3. Thu, 28th Apr 2011 at 10:15 am

    T&Cs protect nothing!
    you cant put something in your T&Cs and that automatically lets you do whatever the hell you want.
    otherwise we would have companies coming out removing features we paid for and pointing to the T&Cs and saying too bad!
    ………… oh wait!

  4. Thu, 28th Apr 2011 at 10:26 am

    Did you know the OtherOS didn’t launch with PS3, but was implemented via firmware? They are protected.

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