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Sony Knew About Inadequate PSN Security Claims New Lawsuit

Troubles for Sony Corp. do not seem to have a near end, as customers allege that the company knew its data was at risk.

According to gaming website Video Gamer (opens in new tab), a group of Sony customers have filed a class action lawsuit against the PlayStation manufacturer alleging that the company very well knew about the risk its security system was at, prior to the massive cyber attack that left its PlayStation and PC Gaming Networks paralysed.

In a report by CNET (opens in new tab) it has been revealed that three men namely, Felix Cortorreal, Jacques Daoud Jr., and Jimmy Cortorreal, from New York have filed a lawsuit against Sony Corp. in the San Diego Federal Court for the Southern District of California.

The lawsuit alleges that the company spent a lavish sum on the security of its own data while did not pay much heed to the data security of its customers. The court document also reveals that Sony had let go off its several employees in the security section nearly two weeks before the massive data breach occurred.

In the lawsuit, the complainants have alleged that Sony "knew that its inadequate security systems placed it at an increased risk for the attack, which directly and proximately caused the theft of its customers' personal information and a month long interruption".

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.