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The US District Court for the Southern District of California approved a settlement for the class action lawsuit resulting from Sony's 2011 PSN data breach. The settlement may result in Sony doling out as much as $17.75 million, which includes an offer for one free game (PS3 or PSP only), three PS...

July 24th 2014 at 11:32am 0 Comments
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Sony dropped its appeal and will therefore have to pay a £250,000 fine issued by the UK Information Commissioner's Office related to a massive data breach on PSN in April 2011. ICO issued the fine in January 2013, calling the hack a "serious breach of the Data Protection Act." "After careful...

July 13th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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This week, 23-year-old Ohio resident Todd M. Miller was sentenced to a year of house arrest for destruction of evidence and obstructing a federal investigation into a 2008 hacker-led PlayStation Network breach. The Columbus Dispatch reports that US District Judge Peter C. Economus said Miller was...

May 15th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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While payouts are still pending the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Sony has settled in a class action lawsuit over the PSN hack and outage in 2011. If you were affected by the outage (i.e. if you had a PSN, Qriocity, or SOE account in 2011, and you're in Canada) you can fill out a claim form he...

April 19th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The UK Information Commissioner's Office has fined Sony £250,000 for the offense of having been hacked in 2011. The office called the infamous PlayStation Network hack "a serious breach of the Data Protection Act."The ICO found that the attack was preventable "if the software had been up-to-d...

January 24th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Federal Judge Anthony Battaglia dismissed several key claims of a class action lawsuit leveled against Sony after 2011's PSN hack. Battaglia's order dismissed such claims as negligence, restitution, unjust enrichment, bailment and violations of California consumer protection statutes, Courthouse Ne...

October 23rd 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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A class-action suit filed in a California court late last month seeks to reverse Sony's forced prevention of class-action suits, which the company buried in a mandatory PSN update, following the PSN security breach earlier this year. Gamespot reports the suit claims Sony engaged in unfair busin...

December 20th 2011 at 1:20pm 0 Comments
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PlayStation Network has had a hell of a time with public relations this year. After the well-publicized attack on the service (which potentially exposed the personal information of millions of users), Sony has done everything it can to regain the trust and goodwill of its customers. It would seem...

September 2nd 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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We suppose that after having your 77 million-user-strong gaming and shopping network shut down for close to six weeks, you learn how to see the silver lining on even the darkest clouds. For instance, Sony Network Entertainment president Tim Schaaff recently spoke at the GamesBeat 2011 conference...

July 14th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments