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And the PSN Outage’s First Class-Action Lawsuit is Already Filed – 4/28/2011

All I can say is… wow. Great job Sony.

From; Kotaku

If the Great PlayStation Network Blackout is going to cost Sony $24 billion, as some estimate, you bet some hunk of that is going to be paid to lawyers, and already they are lining up. A California law firm today filed a lawsuit that seeks class action status, alleging Sony didn’t follow industry practices to protect its 77 million PSN customers, who were harmed by “one of the largest data breaches in the history of the Internet.”

The Novato, Calif.-based Rothken law firm brought the suit on behalf of plaintiff Kristopher Johns. The 22-page complaint (read it here, .pdf). It alleges Sony violated the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, which is meant to protect credit card data, and didn’t follow legal requirements to protect customer records.

Sony’s early public statements concerning the outage, followed by the revelation of the security breach five days later, also constitute a failure to appropriately warn customers they were at risk.

No dollar figure is cited in the complaint, but it seeks the full range of damages – compensatory, statutory, and punitive. And lawyers’ fees, too.

Link ChevronClass Action Lawsuit Brought Against Sony Over PSN Data Breach [Gamasutra]

  1. nordickheads
    April 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

    ps3 fanboy dickheads! suck your own dick! you’ve been bragging arrogantly your george forman grill for years assholes! Now look at your highly praise Sony is against! You all keep bragging “its the hacker’s fault why psn is down and our confidential infos were stolen” stupid obese pigs! look at it! you gave Sony the full responsibility on keeping your confidential info now look at it! still blaming the hackers? still think ps3 is the best? bragging its graphics? gameplay? best on anything? unhackable unlike wii/xbox? dickheads sore losers! when I find those hackers I would gladly buy all your personal info and display it in the public!

    Lick Sony’s ass forever!

    • trololol
      April 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      People like you don’t get very far in life at all.

      • nordickheads
        April 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm

        people like you ps3 fanboy got hacked

        what? you’re gonna cry? cry onto your ps3 you ass

    • e
      April 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      I have both consoles,but I still think your a wanker

    • Guest420
      April 28, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      @NordickHead……… You’re gay.

    • AKAI
      April 29, 2011 at 5:38 am

      I have an xbox 360 and a ps3. ps3 is by far the better console. ehmmm… a yeah i forgot something, nordickhead you’re gay.

    • shut up
      April 30, 2011 at 9:33 am

      xbox unhackable? when was de last time u played it you dope i cant find any games any more that arnt modded. shut up complaining, we no ih noh sonys fault we no its de hackers so just shut up and let sony fix ih an wil be back play mw2 or black ops in no time 🙂

  2. SmileB4DEATH* this is my tag
    April 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    @ Nordickhead, STFU goof ball! yeah i have both and i think hes a complete nob! hating another computer cz u have the other? LMAO GET A LIFE

  3. April 28, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    we real elite anonymous have taken action against sony playstation network we hacked into playstation network for reasons to bring sony playstation network down we did this to steal money for are own gain we at real elite anonymous are angry at other anonymous fake group for posting you tube fake message’s we at real elite anonymous haven’t ever posted a youtube message ever those wannabe fake group anonymous are toying with us we have technology that even the world haven’t learned yet we need money to re-develope are research and make are technology grow we stole money from playstation network for are own gain to do this we real elite anonymous we atr tracking the fake anonymous group and are dealing with them are own way with are technology we will kidnap and punish them for mocking are real elite anonymous name we are elite we are anonymous.

  4. lmao
    April 29, 2011 at 3:36 am

    LMAO stfu! tech that is out of this world … haahahahaaaaaHA eat sht u fake, u mentions fakes but heres you doin this lol GOOONER

  5. Brian
    April 29, 2011 at 7:26 am

    lol the anonymous kid made me laugh, how come all your “ours” are “Ares”? a hacker that has the worst grammar in the history of bad grammar? nigga please…

  6. Flakylakes
    April 29, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Too late Sony, I just switched my ps3 for my friend’s Xbox yesterday, I’m now getting used to play my friend’s GOW 3 beta, so cool! I don’t mind switching I just want to play online I don’t care what you faggots would say to me I just want to play online!

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