29 Apr '11, 1am

Sony is being sued in US courts by gamers irked by news that a hacker cracked PlayStation Network defences

SAN FRANCISCO - SONY is being sued in US court by gamers irked by news that a hacker cracked PlayStation Network defences and pilfered data that could potentially be used for fraud or identity theft. Separate cases filed in different district courts in California on Wednesday accused Sony of being negligent and breaching its contracts with PlayStation Network users. Both suits seek damages and class action status. Sony did not comment on the lawsuits Thursday, but said it was working with investigators and would restore services only when it was confident it was secure. The PlayStation Network and Qriocity streaming music service were turned off on April 20 in the wake of an 'external intrusion,' according to Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold. 'We are currently working with law enforcement on this matter as well as a recognised technology security firm to conduct a complete i...

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