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The claim process for Sony's $15 million PSN breach lawsuit starts now

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Been waiting for Sony to start dishing out the $15 million in restitution for the 2011 breach that took its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services down back in 2011? Well, thanks to the outfit putting a claim form online, now you can start the payment redemption process. It's limited to those who had either a PSN, Qriocity or Sony Online Entertainment account prior to the intrusion (May 15, 2011), and the payouts aren't all that different from what the firm gave out as part of its "Welcome Back" program at the time. Of course, back then PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable games and themes were a bit more desirable, but three months of PlayStation Plus is actually a bit more valuable now than it once was. Sony doling out the goods could still take a bit longer, though.

You see, there's still a chance that the class-action suit will see an appeal come its May 1st Fairness Hearing, and payments won't be made until the court grants final approval and any appeals are resolved. Until then, there's always the PlayStation 4 for gaming -- we've heard it's pretty popular.

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