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Insurers Say They Are Not Liable For Sony PSN Hack Damages

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One of Sony’s top insurers, Zurich American, has filed a lawsuit requesting the court rule they are exempt from paying  for any claims “asserted in the class-action lawsuits, miscellaneous claims, or potential future actions instituted by any state attorney general,” regarding Sony’s PSN breach, the International Business Times has reported.

According to the lawsuit, Sony bought general coverage insurance which covers “bodily injury, property damage or personal and advertising injury,” not damage for cyber-warfare or digital attacks.

The lawsuit was filed in regards to the hack attack brought against Sony’s Playstation Network, in which the personal and financial information of approximately 100 million customers were compromised, and the forced the company to shut the network down for nearly two months.

An attorney for Zurich American said in a comment to Reuters, that “Zurich doesn’t think there’s coverage, but to the extent there may be a duty to defend it wants to make sure all of the insurers with a potential duty to defend are contributing,” as the insurer has also filed lawsuits against other Sony insurers.

Some “55 cases have been brought against Sony in the US as a result of the attacks, some of which have resulted in claims on Zurich’s policy by the platform holder,” IBTimes reported. disclaimer: This article: Insurers Say They Are Not Liable For Sony PSN Hack Damages was posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at 8:19 pm at and is filed under Fraud Lawsuits.

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