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Sony Faces $1Billion Lawsuit

by Ernice Gilbert on May 3rd, 2011, under Hot, News, PSN, Sony

A Toronto firm named McPhadden Samac Tuovi has filed a proposed class action against Sony “for the breach of privacy.” The lawsuit claims damages in excess of $1 billion, which, if won, would see Sony paying the costs of credit monitoring services and fraud insurance coverage for two years.

The plaintiff involved is 21-year-old avid PlayStation user Natasha Maksimovic.

“If you can’t trust a huge multi-national corporation like Sony to protect your private information, who can you trust,” said Maksimovic in a press release. “It appears to me that Sony focuses more on protecting its games than its PlayStation users.”

This new lawsuit follows another that was filed last week, in U.S. District Court accusing Sony of “negligence in data security.”

The breach was first made known when Sony declared that PSN had been attacked and hacked into, and because of it, over 70 million PlayStation Network accounts were exposed, including the possibility of delicate credit card info.

Since then, the hardware giant’s held a press conference in Japan, apologized, and outlined a “welcome back” program for PSN members, a gesture which will see all service members receive a full month of PS Plus for free, and more unannounced “goodies”.

The firm’s found itself in the biggest battle of its life, a battle that began with Geohot and some other hackers over the PS3′s root key publication.

Since then, anonymous has gotten involved, attacking PSN using DDOS tactics, and now to this. It’s a rough time to be Sony.

2 Comments

  1. Wed, 4th May 2011 at 4:59 am

    told ya there would be more!
    “If you can’t trust a huge multi-national corporation like Sony to protect your private information, who can you trust,” said Maksimovic in a press release. “It appears to me that Sony focuses more on protecting its games than its PlayStation users.”

    A-PHUCKING-MEN!
    ive been saying that for years!

  2. Wed, 4th May 2011 at 5:24 am

    Rough times.

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