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Sony Breach Press Follow-up

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There have been hundreds of articles written in the past week on the Sony Playstation Network breaches.  Cynthia Larose, chair of Mintz Levin’s Privacy and Data Security practice, has been quoted in several articles over the weekend, including The Wall Street Journal [registration may be required], Reuters, and The Chicago Tribune. In The Wall Street Journal, Larose said,… Continue Reading

Let The Litigation Begin – Sony PlayStation Data Breach Class Action Filed in Boston

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Written by Kevin McGinty With the inevitability of death and taxes, data breaches spawn class action lawsuits.  The massive Sony PlayStation Network data breach has now resulted in the filing of a class action in federal court in Massachusetts captioned Thompson v. Sony Computer Entertainment.  The named plaintiff asserts her claims on behalf of a… Continue Reading

More breach problems for Sony……

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Written by Julia Siripurapu Yesterday, in a Customer Service Notification posted on its website, Sony Online Entertainment LLC (“SOE”) based in San Diego, California revealed that its systems were also the subject of a hacking attack. Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment announced in a press release issued this morning, that based on their ongoing… Continue Reading

And a Sony PSN Update: Report Says Credit Cards Encrypted

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Update on the breach that exposed the information on 77 million users of Sony’s PlayStation Network: Kevin Poulsen, a writer for Wired Magazine‘s excellent blog, Threat Level, reports that Sony says that credit card numbers potentially stolen in the breach were encrypted.   Poulsen quotes Sony, writing: All of the data was protected, and access was restricted… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Sony PlayStation Network Breach Prompts Plan to Introduce Consumer Protection Legislation

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There are many articles (see links below) being written and blogged today regarding the PSN breach.  The Hill reports this afternoon that Representative Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) has announced a plan to introduce legislation to protect online consumer information.  Bono Mack, as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Trade Subcommittee, said that they will be investigating… Continue Reading