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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Sony Laid Off Network Security Group Two Weeks Before Hack

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While Sony is working to regain credibility, a class action lawsuit filed in California federal court makes serious allegation against the company regarding actions before, during and after the massive Playstation Network data breach in April.

The lawsuit alleges that the company “laid off employees in a unit responsible for network security two weeks before a massive data breach”, but “spent lavishly on security for its own data,” according to Reuters.

The lawsuit also claims that Sony was using outdated and inefficient security and one confidential witness said that “Sony was more concerned about their development server being hacked rather than some consumer’s data being stolen…They want to protect themselves and not the people that use their servers.”

Sony CEO Howard Stinger was reported by Bloomberg to say “nobody’s system is 100 percent secure,” and that the breach was simply “a hiccup in the road to a network future.”

The class action lawsuit, as reported by International Business Times, seeks “appropriate” restitution, credit-monitoring services, and “exemplary damages” if Sony is found to have acted in a “reckless or negligent manner.”

 

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Sony Laid Off Network Security Group Two Weeks Before Hack was posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 7:52 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Fraud Lawsuits.

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