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New Lawsuit Alleges Sony Laid Off Network Security Personnel Before Hacker Attacks

Posted Fri, Jun 24, 2011 by Martuk

A new class action lawsuit has been brought against Sony following the April hacker attacks that compromised the personal details of more than 100 million user accounts. The new suit was levied against Sony in U.S. District Court in San Diego by. According to Reuters, “the suit was brought against Sony by Felix Cortorreal, Jacques Daoud Jr. and Jimmy Cortorreal, on Behalf of Themselves and All Others Similarly Situated v. Sony Corporation Inc. et al, 11-1369.

Sony implemented a new strategic decision plan to reduce costs in March that claimed 205 jobs, three studios and the MMOG, The Agency. The lawsuit alleges that included in the 205 individuals that were laid off were “a number” of employees in its Network Operations Center, which is responsible for preparing for and responding security breaches. The lawsuit also states that Sony spent “lavishly” on improving its own corporate network security by installing appropriate firewalls and other security measures to guard against cyber attacks but did not extend that same protection to its customers.

Sony’s legal troubles have been stirring since the breach. There have already been two suits brought against them following the April attacks, and their response to inform the community following the event was less than stellar. Tell us what you think about Sony’s latest legal trouble below.

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