First Lawsuit Filed Over PSN Breach

The first lawsuit has been filed over the Playstation Network breach, as a PlayStation 3 owner in Alabama files against Sony for potential theft of data from the PlayStation Network.

GamesIndustryBiz [via CNET] report that Kristopher Johns filed the complaint in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, asking for the lawsuit to be raised to a class action, which if granted would allow any US PlayStation Network user to become a plaintiff in the case.

The complaint accuses Sony of not taking, “reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data of its users” as well as taking too long to notify customers of the seriousness of the problem and that personal information was at risk. The lawsuit argues that Sony made it impossible for customers to, “make an informed decision as to whether to change credit card numbers, close the exposed accounts, check their credit reports, or take other mitigating actions”.

Johns is seeking compensation and free credit reporting services.