Sony has been slapped with a $1 billion class action lawsuit over the security breach caused by a recent attack on its PlayStation and PC games networks.
According to an article on CVG, this it the second class action lawsuit the company is facing after it revealed that personal and financial details of 102 million users worldwide were compromised by hackers during an attack on its servers.
The lawsuit, which seeks over a billion dollar in damages, has been filed by Toronto based law firm McPhadden Samac Tuovi on behalf of 21-year-old Canadian PlayStation user Natasha Maksimovic.
The plaintiff has demanded that Sony bear the cost of credit monitoring services and credit card fraud insurance services for users for the next two years. It is widely believed that hackers stole credit information belonging to as many as 100 million PSN users. Other information stolen by hackers include usernames, passwords and email accounts.
“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,” said Maksimovic.
The security breach is also the topic of US Congressional investigation.