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The First Class Action Lawsuit in Sony PlayStation Data Breach Has Been Filed

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A class action lawsuit, started by Kristopher John of Alabama, has been filed against Sony Playstation Networks for failing to warn customers in a timely manner about a security breach that left millions of records compromised.

The lawsuit also claims that Sony did not take reasonable care in protecting and securing the breached records that contained sensitive user data, including passwords and credit card information as well as user names and residential addresses.

Sony is uncertain if credit card information was stolen, but claims that information was encrypted.

A statement made by the plaintiffs attorney states the lawsuit seeks “monetary compensation for the data loss and loss of use of the Sony PlayStation Network, credit monitoring, and other relief”.

The FBI has contacted Sony and is reviewing the circumstances regarding the security intrusion. The breach of over 70 million consumer records is considered one of the largest in history, and Sony is possibly the first gaming network ever to be hacked.

An attorney who filed the class action lawsuit says that he hopes “Sony will take this opportunity to learn from the network vulnerabilities, provide a remedy to consumers who entrusted their sensitive data to Sony, and lead the way in data security best practices going forward”. disclaimer: This article: The First Class Action Lawsuit in Sony PlayStation Data Breach Has Been Filed was posted on Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 7:56 pm at and is filed under Other Lawsuits.

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