Adding insult to injury, Sony is now being sued for a security breach that crippled PlayStation Network last week and compromised secure user data such as names, addresses, and passwords. The Rothken Law Firm has filed a class-action lawsuit, alleging that Sony “failed to take reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data.”
Sony announced that the shutdown of the PlayStation Network and loss of confidential data was due to an unauthorized hacker infiltrating the system. The system was shut down in order to assess the situation and find the cause of the damage, restricting access from PS3 owners to the service. Co-counsel J.R. Parker states that the firm “brought this lawsuit on behalf of consumers to learn the full extent of Sony PlayStation Network data security practices and the data loss and to seek a remedy for consumers.”
The complete details of the case can be found in PDF form here.