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The inevitable has happened; and American PSN user has jumped at the chance to sue Sony over the leaking of PSN users' personal data following hacker attacks last week.

The lawsuit was filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of a Kristopher Johns, 36, of Birmingham, Alabama.



Johns accuses Sony of not taking "reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data of its users."
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They shut down their entier online service .. I think clearly shows that they are not taking this lightly.

What a jerk, kicking sony while its down just because he can. Im sure he was not even personally affected by this.

really though someone heeds to smack this fool in the face, hard.
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Really, suing someone over such petty things is so lame. Oh dear, the PSN has been offline for a bit, go outside mate, read a book or something. I'm sure he was just like everyone else and didn't really give a crap. It's a week or so in the grand scheme of things that is nothing.
    
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I am kind of torn on what to think of this. On one side, I want to give this guy a treat, for having the balls to sue the company I despise with a passion. On the other, I want to slap him for the exact same reasons, just being looked at another angle. I mean, he is suing Sony for not taking reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data of its users? There have been many attacks on the Playstation Network, ESPECIALLY in 2009! Yet Sony has kept your information away from danger for these past few years. Now we have this rumor that info was leeched from Sony databases, and everyone is so ungrateful!
    
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i would love to be part of the sony lawyer force
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people have had their credit cards stolen and have lost money, if he lost money he has every right to sue.
    
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I don't see the problem here. The guy has everything to gain and nothing to lose. A company that he trusted with his credit information has lost said information to a party that could potentially use his info fraudulently, potentially ruining the man's credit or causing financial hardship.

And you all have contempt for HIM? Get real.
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I'm surprised to see how many people are on Sony's side. While sueing right off the bat may be seen as opportunistic, Sony is definitely going to get hammered on this. Quite frankly, it's disturbing how many people are just brushing it off as no big deal.

They knew about the security leak for the past 5 days and chose not to let people know until yesterday. Furthermore, they did leave themselves open to this, because who in their right mind would store sensitive personal and financial information in PLAIN TEXT, without any sort of encryption, salting, or hashing. In addition, it's required by LAW to have in place such measures to protect users' information.

In short, Sony doesn't have a foot to stand on. And their liability here can very easily be in the billions.
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Good for him. Maybe if he somehow wins, Sony will think twice about suing someone else *cough* for dumb reasons the next time.
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that whole "kick him while he's down" bull is way overblown......when companies do crap like this to people, it's ok because they have a bottomless money pit to back them up and they're a legitimate company, but when tables turn, people start with this "oh no. don't do it to them. they're sorry. they won't do it again", and completely forget what the company tried to pull earlier.......serves them right......i hope they experience the same fire that Hotz did
    
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