Sony Hit With Fourth Class Action Lawsuit Over Hacking Attack

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The litigation continues: Sony Pictures Entertainment now faces yet another class action lawsuit from ex-employees alleging that the studio failed to take adequate precautions to protect private information.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday is similar to three others filed earlier this week. It alleges negligence on the part of SPE and violations of privacy laws.

SPE, which “engages in the entertainment industry as part of a vast multinational corporate conglomerate, knows or should know that it may be the target of the world’s most sophisticated data hackers or cybercriminals,” and it failed to take “adequate steps” to protect itself from the possibility of an attack, says the suit filed by Michael Levine, former technical director for Sony Pictures Imageworks from 2003 to 2012, and Lionel Felix, a former director of technology who ran IT infrastructure for Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment from 2001 to 2004.

The plaintiffs were represented by Michael Sobol and RoseMarie Maliekel of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein.



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  1. Ray Haggins says:

    They got attacked by a country, North Korea… Not a teen hacker there’s a difference. I think no steps could have been taken to prevent a hack this big backed up by a country these class action lawsuits is just another way to get money from something that can’t be controlled. Sorry Sony employees That your bad mouthing of other people just got leaked. Take ownership for once!

  2. Reblogged this on @stevebanfield and commented:
    and the beat goes on…

  3. John Shea says:

    The grand total of litigants so far is eight, which isn’t ONE real class action, not to mind four.

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