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First lawsuit targeting Sony Pictures over data breach now filed

Sony Pictures Entertainment facing first lawsuit, filed by two former Sony employees
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Dec 16, 2014 11:28 pm

Sony Pictures Entertainment is being sued by two former employees, being blamed for not doing enough to keep employee personal information safe. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, with the former employees seeking monetary damages and class-action status.




"Sony failed to secure its computer system, servers and databases, despite weaknesses that it has known about for years, because Sony made a business decision to accept the risk of losses associated with being hacked," according to the lawsuit.


Considering SPE was reportedly told that its network wasn't fully secure, it's not too shocking to hear they have been targeted by one lawsuit. Former employee Michael Corona worked for the company from 2004 to 2007, while Christina Mathis worked there from 2000 to 2002. Corona and Mathis both had their personal information compromised.


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