Sony PlayStation Data Breach. If you are a victim of the Sony PlayStation Network data breach, you may be entitled to compensation. The Sony PlayStation hack ranks as one of the largest data breaches in the history of the Internet. Over 70 million customers may have suffered the loss of their personal and private information, including their credit card information. If you were impacted by this security failure, our Sony PlayStation data breach lawyers want to hear from you today.
Our Sony PlayStation data breach lawyers plan to bring a class action lawsuit on behalf of Sony PlayStation Network users who sustained financial losses because of this hack. We believe Sony PlayStation data breach class action lawsuit plaintiffs are entitled to, among other things, monetary compensation for the data loss and loss of use of the Sony PlayStation Network, and credit monitoring. To find out if you are eligible to join the Sony PlayStation Network data breach class action lawsuit, we urge you to contact us today.
Sony PlayStation Hack
The Sony PlayStation hack occurred between April 17 and April 19, 2011. Sony was forced to turn off all PSN and Qriocity services because of the security breach. Sony did not announce the PlayStation Network data breach until April 26, leading many to criticize the company for not alerting customers sooner. For its part, Sony claims it was not aware of the severity of the hack until April 25, though it learned on April 19 that an intrusion had occurred and at that time decided to consult outside experts to assess the damage.
The user information put at risk by the hack included customer names, addresses, e-mail addresses, birthdays, PlayStation Network and Qriocity passwords, and user names, as well as online user handles, and possibly credit card related data. Unfortunately, it could be some time before it is known exactly what information was stolen by the hackers.
Sony has recommended that users change the passwords on other services and accounts that might use the same user name or password as their PSN account. Users have also been warned to review all account statements, and keep an eye on their credit reports in order to spot any unauthorized activity.