Sony Sued for PSN Security Breach

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  1. Zerosuit connor
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    Zerosuit connor Baby I'm Back ♥

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    That was Quick.
    A copy of the complaint in PDF form can be viewed

    Here.


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    Sorry if the text is over to one side, I need to fix that in a little bit.
     
  2. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    Well, that sucks, though I'm less than surprised.
     
  3. demonicstrife

    demonicstrife *INSERTGENERICTITLE*

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    We ALL knew this was gonna happen, but only a day after they came clean. Damn.

    I wonder if this really is karma for all the bullshit they've been pulling since January. PSN might as well be dead at this point.
     
  4. KingVamp

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    If I read right, they not even sure it happen. In other words he could be suing for nothing.

    Anyway, that was quick.
     
  5. xist

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    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    You didn't.

    But anyways, good. Sony should have encrypted user data. I mean for god sakes, even Gawker media encrypted passwords even if it was only the first 5 letters. And Sony didn't do it at all?

    What a joke, they deserve to be sued.
     
  7. _Chaz_

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    Serves them right. You don't just leave info like that accessible.
     
  8. Tonitonichopchop

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    I'm mildly surprised it happened this quick, but this is certainly not surprising. Sony failed in a huge way and is now going to suffer the consequences. I'm even wondering if they'll be able to survive in the industry at this point.
     
  9. Maz7006

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  10. Coto

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    Well. This is about money, and personal info. Even Sony can´t get out with it easily, let´s hope they have really learned their lesson this time.
     
  11. Hop2089

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    They won't survive in these conditions

    Think of it

    Damage and costs of rebuilding the PSN: 24 billion dollars

    Lawsuits $500,000-10,000,000+ (per case, it's worldwide)

    Compensation of around $10-$100 per user

    Consumer Confidence loss: Priceless

    Conclusion: Sony will be doomed
     
  12. demonicstrife

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  13. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    This is crazy, they really mess up! [​IMG]
     
  14. Hop2089

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    It's over, all they need now is someone from the Japanese Government, Ishihara would be the best choice for obvious reasons, then they will be screwed for good.
     
  15. Snailface

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    This company just can't catch a break. I almost feel sorry for them.
     
  16. aiRWaLKRe

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    Wooo if this keeps up I might be able to buy a ps3 new for very cheap [​IMG] Sony is going to hell in a handbasket huh? [​IMG]
     
  17. heartgold

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    aw what? Poor Sony, hope it doesn't damage them too much
     
  18. [M]artin

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    Yesss, within a few weeks, I'll be able to pick up a PS3 for like, 5 bucks! >=D

    So... should I be trying to get a full refund on my PS3 copy of Portal 2 now...? I only bought it to activate it on Steam and since I can't even get past the first step of linking it to my PSN now...? [​IMG]
     
  19. Zerosuit connor
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    I have always loved sony products, but they have done consumers wrong by not telling us straight away and not fixing issues like this earlier this month when anonymous brought PSN down. This is going to turn many people off Sony products, especially when this is the worst time for this to happen i.e with the release of their tablets and the NGP coming up later this year .Not to mention the recent release of the Xperia play. And I think that if they can fix this mess, it will encourage them to make PSN a subsrciption service. I think what Sony needs to do now is... Make Believe.
     
  20. Lilith Valentine

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    Really? Didn't Sony just get out of court with the GeoHot case and now this?