What goes around, comes around. This is the only thing that came to my mind when i heard that Sony had been sued for the personal data leak of PlayStation Network. Before this, Sony sued Geohot and it looked like the company would sue anyone related to that matter left, right and center. It has nearly been 6 days since the PlayStation Network has been taken offline and while Sony claims PSN was hacked and that it is rebuilding PSN many users were concerned about their personal information which includes credit card details. Sony accepted that some information has leaked, and for that, the company has been sued.
We had previously told our readers that personal details of PSN members are at risk and that they should be really cautious in the coming days. While no one knows how little or how big the leak has been, Kristopher Johns of Birmingham, Ala. felt it was high time that Sony be sued for this whole ordeal. The lawsuit against Sony has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Considering the fact that Sony loses this lawsuit, the compensation could easily run into millions of dollars, causing potential loss to the company. We’re not sure on what grounds the plaintiff will justify this lawsuit, nevertheless, Sony’s legal department definitely has to pull up its socks because this is not going to be easy at all.
Moreover, this will be a serious blow to the image of the company. Let’s hope Sony gets off the hook just as easily it let Geohot off.
Stay tuned for more updates.