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    Apr272011

    ROTHKEN LAW FIRM ANNOUNCES FILING OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST SONY FOR PLAYSTATION® NETWORK SECURITY BREACH

    San Francisco, California, April 27, 2011 – The Rothken Law Firm announces that it has brought a class action lawsuit against Sony PlayStation® Network to seek a remedy for over 70 million consumers arising out of one of the largest data breaches in the history of the Internet.

    According to the complaint entitled JOHNS v SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC, and SONY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL LLC filed on April 27th, 2011 in Federal Court in the Northern District of California, Sony acknowledged that the personal information of its PlayStation Network customers has been compromised.

    The complaint alleges that Sony failed to take reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data of its users which led to the intrusion that caused over 70 million customers the loss of their personal and private information, including customer names, addresses, e-mail addresses, birthdays, PlayStation Network and Qriocity passwords, and user names, as well as online user handles, and possibly credit card related data. The complaint also alleges "on information and belief, members of the Class have begun to experience losses from fraudulent use of credit card information believed compromised by the security breach alleged herein."

    The lawsuit seeks monetary compensation for the data loss and loss of use of the Sony PlayStation® Network, credit monitoring, and other relief according to proof.

    "We bought this lawsuit on behalf of consumers to learn the full extent of Sony PlayStation® Network data security practices and the data loss and to seek a remedy for consumers. We are hopeful that Sony will take this opportunity to learn from the network vulnerabilities, provide a remedy to consumers who entrusted their sensitive data to Sony, and lead the way in data security best practices going forward" says Ira P. Rothken an attorney who filed the class action complaint.

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    If you are a subscriber to the Playstation Network and would like to tell us about yourself to assist in our investigation please fill out this form here.

    CNET News.com story here

    IGN News story here 

    G4 News story here

    Examiner News story here

    Copy of Filed Stamped Complaint here

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