Report: Sony subpoenaed by New York state

By Steve Watts, May 05, 2011 9:45am PDT

Legal troubles continue to mount for Sony in the wake of the PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment data theft. Now Bloomberg reports that Sony has been issued subpoenas by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, according to sources close to the AG office.

Specifically, Schneiderman is starting up a consumer protection probe, and looking for information on what Sony told customers regarding network privacy. A Sony spokesperson declined to comment on the subpoenas.

Sony is already facing off against a class-action lawsuit, and received an inquiry from the US House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade. Sony declined to appear before Congress for the inquiry, but responded yesterday in detail, and implicated the hacker group Anonymous in the process.

Check out our detailed timeline for more information on the Sony data thefts.

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