Sony are now facing their second class action suit thanks to the ongoing PSN outage and data breach. The first came around a week ago.
This latest one comes attached with an astonishing amount of money requested from the company; 1 billion in Canadian dollars. That equals out to around $1.04 billion. The Toronto law firm of McPhadden Samac Tuovi LLP will be supporting 21-year-old PSN user Natasha Maksimovic in a case that lists Sony Canada, Sony USA, and “other Sony entities” as defendants.
A statement from Maksimovic reads: “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.”
Should the suit prove successful, damages paid will serve to cover “costs of credit monitoring services and fraud insurance coverage for two years.” It’s unclear if this means in just Canada or across all 77 million PSN accounts that have been hacked.