If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

California firm and Alabama man file class action suit against Sony over PSN breach

A class action lawsuit was filed against Sony today over the security breach of PSN users personal information.

Filed in SCEA's home state of California at the request of Kristopher Johns, 36, of Birmingham, Alabama on behalf the millions of PSN users, the Rothken law firm has accused Sony of negligence for not taking "reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data of its users."

Johns claims Sony did not notify him or other PSN users of the fact their personal information was compromised due to the PSN breach, and due to the the lack of prompt notification, customers were unable "to make an informed decision as to whether to change credit card numbers, close the exposed accounts, check their credit reports, or take other mitigating actions."

The lawsuit request free credit card monitoring, along with monetary compensation and requesting class action status.

Yesterday, after Sony announced the possibility that users information could be obtained for nefarious purposes, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal expressed to Sony his worry over customers not being notified in a more prompt manner. Like the class action suit filed today, Blumenthal asked Sony to voluntarily provide customers with data security services, as well as free access to credit monitoring services for the next two years.

Sony's statement yesterday admitted that between April 17 and 19, all personal information stored on PSN was obtained by and "unauthorized person".

You can read the full complaint in a lovely PDF against Sony over on CNET.

Thanks, RipTen.

Topics in this article

Follow topics and we'll email you when we publish something new about them.  Manage your notification settings .

About the Author
Stephany Nunneley-Jackson avatar

Stephany Nunneley-Jackson

News Editor

Stephany is VG247’s News Editor. With a brain that lacks adhesive ducks, the ill-tempered, chaotic neutral fembot does her best to bring you the most interesting gaming news. She is also unofficially the site’s Lord of the Rings/Elder Scrolls Editor.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

Explore our store
VG247 Merch