Sony facing another PSN breach lawsuit

By Steve Watts, Jun 24, 2011 7:30am PDT

A new suit filed by customers against Sony makes a series of specific allegations against the company regarding its actions just before and during the PlayStation Network breach, Reuters reports. According to the suit filed in a San Diego federal court on Monday, Sony laid off a "substantial percentage" of the Sony Online Entertainment division, including some from its Network Operations Center. The report cites an anonymous witness.

The suit also alleges that Sony had been experiencing smaller breaches of security prior to the attack, and that it spent money to install firewalls and security measures to protect its own corporate data, but not user data.

Sony is already facing a class-action lawsuit over the PlayStation Network data breach. This new suit is separate, but seemingly has much more detail. We'll be watching it closely.

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