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Sony Faced Second Class Action Lawsuit

Sony Faced Second Class Action Lawsuit

Added: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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Last week the public knew of the first class action lawsuit launched against Sony over the PSN outage. Just in several days, a second class action lawsuit is already filed against the company, this time in LA court.


The questions that millions of PSN users asked within the last two weeks were about Sony encrypting their credit card credentials. However, the company failed to provide evidence to prove that users’ credit card data wasn’t in the wrong hands. Instead, Sony announced that the information was encrypted and everything was all right. Meanwhile, the troubling news has already emerged that PSN users were already losing their money from credit cards. Moreover, some unverified source confessed that over 2 million credit card credentials from the data leak have already been sold somewhere online in shady black markets. Although this part of the story has been vague, someone else has decided that a class action lawsuit against the company will be a right thing to do.

As for the first one, it was filed in a California court. The plaintiffs were accusing the company of failing to notify its customers of potential information leak, negligence and so on. But currently it is not clear how far the accusations will go, in the light of a recent Supreme Court ruling making class action lawsuits almost impossible to file. Still, that didn’t stop someone else from filing a second class action lawsuit against Sony in a Los Angeles court. The lawsuit is reportedly alleging the company to be negligent in allowing the theft of the users’ personal information. An attorney representing the plaintiffs in the second lawsuit claimed that the company broke its contract and infringed its users’ trust.

Meanwhile, Sony is facing questions from governments throughout the globe over its handling of the information breach. The Sony stocks plummeted by 5% by the end of last week, and Reuters assumes that the PSN ongoing outage would cost the company $1.5 billion. Those monitoring Google Finance would assume that the stock value has fallen further since then. Although it’s hard to say for sure that it was entirely because of the information leak, but at the same time it’s impossible to say it had nothing to do with that.

The main question for the company remains the one about the percentage of the consumers staying with Sony after almost a fortnight outage.

May 3rd,2011

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Date:  Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Comments (9) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-05-03 19:27:04)
ARG_Shacky avatarLol xbox live will be a whole lot busier if this carries on much longer but surely they will have to deal with a lawsuit before gettin things back online. But would they have to compensate people as they don't charge for online gaming?

posted by ET lover (2011-05-04 04:16:18)
SyKoTiK avatarMaybe it's just because I've worked as a software engineer and network engineer for the past 15 years (roughly), but I really find it hard to understand why people are so blind to the fact that nothing is safe. People are so shocked that PSN got hacked and some of the user database was captured, and are so quick to think that SONY dropped the ball on securing their network. There are only so many things that can be done to secure a network and NOTHING will ensure 100% security. These idiots that insist on filing class action lawsuits against SONY are really just looking for some quick/easy money because they see a loophole to continue being lazy (in terms of actually earning the money) and being compensated for it. It's like a 2 year old trying to retire from work and claim Social Security benefits without ever having worked a day in his/her life.

As for the people that switch to XBOX Live because they're frustrated by the PSN outage, more power to them. It's totally understandable to have reached a breaking point with patience during this ordeal. However, those of you that do switch to XBOX Live... for the love of God, don't come on here saying asinine things such as, "XBOX rules, Playstation sucks" or "XBOX Live is more secure than PSN". XBOX Live has been hacked many times. Just pick your platform and shut up. If you want to have both platforms just in case either goes down for maintenance or other reasons, so that you have something to play on in the meantime, great. But, again, shut up and leave everyone else alone.

The whole XBOX vs Playstation rivalry is completely idiotic and played out. Both are great, both have their strengths and weaknesses, and both will be around for quite a while. Deal with it while keeping your mouth shut.

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendSuperman (2011-05-04 05:22:48)
trialNerror avatarAmen SyKoTiK!

I don't want any reparations from Sony other than being able to play online again. I'm not really setback any nor will be rushing out to get an X360 because of this greatly unfortunate mishap. It's a general rule of the world, crap happens. It's been, what, 3 or 4 years the PSN has been online and it just now gets hacked hardcore. That's a pretty good run. There was a couple hiccups in the past, but those weren't hacks, just technical errors which were fixed within a day - two at most. There's absolutely no way in heaven nor hell you can tell me XLive hasn't had any similar instances.

I don't know about anyone else, but today my PS3 did its first auto-update in 2 weeks. That's a good sign, right? I think so.

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendSuperman (2011-05-04 05:31:03)
trialNerror avatarOh, and anyone trying to sue Sony for theft of information is an idiot. There is absolutely no proof of this. Evidence of such thing would be millions of people's credit cards suddenly making unauthorized charges, telephone services being initiated in your name without consent, a massive increase of junk mail and/or magazine subscriptions to some of the nastiest stuff ever printed. If there's a list of at least 1,000 people who can say no such thing has ever happened to them before April 19th, 2011, that it was undoubtedly and beyond a reasonable doubt it was due to this PSN ordeal, then there might a legitimate case. Nothing has happened with my information. Not even an increase in junk email. How about some of you? Didn't think so.

posted by Blocked (2011-05-04 05:33:38)
Crashman_123 avatarWELL SAID!!!

posted by Blocked (2011-05-04 08:12:11)
ABTheMan avatarNot again guys, oh let hope for the best.

posted by (2011-05-04 08:20:20)
gearheadtank avatarWow well put SyKoTiK

posted by (2011-05-04 17:31:01)
baddadoftwoandspokenfor avatarnumber twocouldnt hadsaid it better lol

posted by (2011-05-05 00:35:31)
420smoko avatarwell said #2 GO 360!!

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