Sony Slammed With 1B Class Action Lawsuit
Sony has no choice BUT to face the music at this point. After revealing financial and personal information of 102 million users, worldwide, the electronics giant has finally been slammed with its first lawsuit. The lawsuit seeks over a billion dollars in damagers and was filed by a Toronto based law firm, McPhadden Samac Tuovi on behalf of a 21-year old Canadian gamer named Natasha Maksimovic.
Maksimovic is demanding that Sony pay for the cost of credit monitoring services for all affected users for the next two years. According to forensic evidence, we know for sure that hackers stole at least 13,000 credit cards, possibly more, leaving victimized users at risk.
Maksimovic went on to say “If you can’t trust a huge multi-national corporation like Sony to protect your private information, who can you trust? It appears to me that Sony focuses more on protecting its games than its PlayStation users.” In the meanwhile, Sony still has not reconvened with the United States government and has missed its hearing on May 3rd, 2011. Sony’s CEO (pictured right) claims that it is in the middle of an ongoing investigation in its security network and cannot yet testify in court on the large-scale hack. We will continue to cover this story as it unfolds.
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