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You two have got this wrong. They're not suing sony because they got hacked their suing sony because they screwed up.

Think of it like this, You have a House sitter watching your house while you're on vacation. During the time you're away, someone broke in and stole your grandmothers WWII ring that was passed down from generation to generation. The baby sitter knew about it and decided to wait a few days after you returned to decided to inform you that it was stolen. IF they would've been informed sooner that the ring was missing, you could have taken the appropriate actions sooner in hopes to get it back.

Get it? Hopefully no one else thinks they're suing sony on the sole fact that they were hacked.
Yeah, the hack happened in the middle of April and I didn't recieve an email about SOE getting hacked till yesterday. With in two hours of recieving that email I had called my credit card company and killed my account number and gotten a new one. I would have much rather done this about a week ago. I understand some time was need to figured the extent of what happened, but they should have just sent out a notification to every one as soon as they knew something had happened.
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All this just to try to make Geohotz cry... hiring him for a small salary would've been a smarter move lol.
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post #23 of 44
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Think of it like this, You have a House sitter watching your house while you're on vacation. During the time you're away, someone broke in and stole your grandmothers WWII ring that was passed down from generation to generation. The baby sitter knew about it and decided to wait a few days after you returned to decided to inform you that it was stolen. IF they would've been informed sooner that the ring was missing, you could have taken the appropriate actions sooner in hopes to get it back.
No, think of it like this:

Your house, the size of a skyscraper, was broken into. Nothing you could tell was stolen, but around where you keep your grandmother's ring was a couple of dirty shoe prints that were left behind.
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This plaintiff might have actually picked a reputable firm in Canada rather than a shoebox lawyer...

It's actually illegal for lawyers in Canada to take lawsuits on consignment (with the exception of slip and falls).

If sony wants to play the crying game, this could cost the plaintiff potentially tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees.

Disbursements alone would be a small fortune. Sony simply cannot risk settling this one (creates a precedent). As such they will bury the plaintiff.

However if it becomes a serious class action suit with multiple plaintiffs and is actually undertaken by a decent sized lawfirm (like Weir Foulds or Goodman and Carr) then the firm would utilize its own warchest for suit funding and then Sony would be more likely to settle.
My cousin just got hired as an associate there, awesome place to work it seems. He has heard about this whole mess to, they may get a piece of it
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No, think of it like this:

Your house, the size of a skyscraper, was broken into. Nothing you could tell was stolen, but around where you keep your grandmother's ring was a couple of dirty shoe prints that were left behind.
PSN is a commerce hub. What the heck do you think could be a target when it is known that credit card numbers are held, and not encrypted?
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ouch this hurt
    
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wow what a douche.
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Yeah, the hack happened in the middle of April and I didn't recieve an email about SOE getting hacked till yesterday. With in two hours of recieving that email I had called my credit card company and killed my account number and gotten a new one. I would have much rather done this about a week ago. I understand some time was need to figured the extent of what happened, but they should have just sent out a notification to every one as soon as they knew something had happened.
If it gives you more peace, my credit card company proactively gave me a call and said there was a possibility of compromise in security with regards to my credit card. They proceeded to explain that they cannot give me details but I can find out about it on the "news."
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The lawsuit claims damages in excess of $1 billion, which includes having Sony pay the costs of credit monitoring services and fraud insurance coverage for two years.
You're kidding? Right? That's absolutely insane, and I will just flat out eat a shoe if this were to fly.
To cover the cost of replacing CC cards: that would be reasonable. Even I can't argue with something like that, it's only right. But: fraud insurance and credit monitoring? For two years to boot? Get outta town.

I don't see ANYONE making these kinds of class action lawsuits at Epsilon, who probably lost more information than PSN and SOE combined. Granted Epsilon perhaps didn't loose CC info (of which is not entirely confirmed like the PSN situation), they lost a whole lot more info of which they can't even confirm of which - whether it was Disney's, between three or four banks, Collegeboard, and a bunch more.
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You're kidding? Right? That's absolutely insane, and I will just flat out eat a shoe if this were to fly.
To cover the cost of replacing CC cards: that would be reasonable. Even I can't argue with something like that, it's only right. But: fraud insurance and credit monitoring? For two years to boot? Get outta town.

I don't see ANYONE making these kinds of class action lawsuits at Epsilon, who probably lost more information than PSN and SOE combined. Granted Epsilon perhaps didn't loose CC info (of which is not entirely confirmed like the PSN situation), they lost a whole lot more info of which they can't even confirm of which - whether it was Disney's, between three or four banks, Collegeboard, and a bunch more.
i went to Ohio State. they had a "breach" in their system which was caused by a glitch as opposed to some malicious hacker. they had it investigated and no information was actually taken from the servers.

in response to this they gave every student who had attended school there with an active record (i don't know how many years removed you would have to be, but i was at least 2) a free year of credit monitoring.
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