Sony sued after PlayStation network hack

A lawsuit against Sony has been launched in the United States after the PlayStation Network has been hacked. The action was filed in California by PSN user Kristopher Johns of Alabama.

The suit alleges that Sony have inadequate maintenance of private data about their customers and asking for compensation and for Sony to reimburse the cost of credit card monitoring to detect, were used if stolen details. Attorneys general in four states investigate the attack.

About 77 million people are believed by the attack in which hackers obtain personal information such as names, addresses, e-mails are concerned, and PSN login. While credit card information is encrypted and can not be ruled his embezzlement. The technology news site Ars Technica said it many people credit cards with PSN, which were used later, had heard misused. A reporter for the website said it was possibly just a coincidence of timing.

Sony has recommended that users who use credit cards with the website to check their account statements for suspicious activity. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, said the security company, Sony experienced a “public relations disaster.” He said that many people use the same password for different websites and hackers, this possibility should explore. Hacker said: “This is a big” and that all the users to change their passwords and cancel their credit cards.

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