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Sony threatens Twitter with legal action over published hack details

Sony threatens to drag Twitter into court over leaked data being shared on the popular social networking website
By: Michael Hatamoto | Social Networking News | Posted: Dec 23, 2014 9:35 pm

Sony wants social networking service Twitter to help clean up its data breach mess, threatening to drag the company into court - unless Twitter begins suspending accounts found to be linking to stolen data. Twitter reportedly received a letter from Sony attorney David Boises, warning that "stolen information continues to be disseminated by Twitter in any manner," legal action could be warranted.




Specifically, Sony listed the account of Val Broeksmit, @bikinirobotarmy, a Twitter user and musician who has posted screenshots of Sony emails. If Twitter doesn't comply - and it seems unlikely that it will bow down to Sony's demands - the company will be "responsible for any damage or loss arising from such use or dissemination by Twitter."


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