Class action filed against Sony for privacy breach

May 16, 2011 by

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  The case is entitled Kristopher Johns v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, Case No. CV 11-2063.  The complaint alleges that Sony’s PlayStation® Network, which offer games, music and movies to people with Sony PlayStation consoles, had its security breached by hackers in April, 2011, allegedly exposing names, addresses, email addresses, birthdates, usernames, passwords, logins, security questions and possibly credit card data belonging to approximately seventy-seven (77) million user accounts. The complaint alleges that Sony failed to maintain a proper firewall and computer security system and failed to properly encrypt data.

For more information on the Sony PlayStation Network & Qriocity hacking and privacy class action lawsuit complaint, read the Sony privacy class action lawsuit complaint.

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