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Let the (Sony) Lawsuits Begin

posted Apr 27, 2011, 1:49 PM by Nathan Eliason   [ updated Apr 27, 2011, 1:58 PM ]
    Maybe some of you reading are begging for me to change topics from the recent Sony PlayStation Network breach (see previous posts for details), but this is definitely a monumental mess-up on the behalf of Sony.
    Already, in Birmingham, Alaska, Kristopher Johns filed a suit against Sony, saying they did not take "reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data of its users." He also says they did not ALLOW the customers "to make an informed decision as to whether to change credit card numbers, close the exposed accounts, check their credit reports, or take other mitigating actions." Yes, they sent out that beautiful email warning users and giving steps to secure their possibly stolen data, but that was a week after the data was reportedly stolen.
    He is asking for compensation and free credit card monitoring, and is expected to win the lawsuit.