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Sony Pictures Hit By Former Employees With Lawsuit Over Data Breach After Cyber Attack!

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What a mess!

Sony Pictures Entertainment is dealing with the fallout after a massive security computer breach ended up leaking all of this confidential stuff — including their employees' personal information!

And not just their current ones either… but their former ones, as well!

And that apparently is the basis for this lawsuit against Sony by two of its former employees.

Lawyers representing the two former workers have filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles and the legal documents claim that Sony "failed to secure its computer systems, servers and databases, despite weaknesses that it has known about for years."

They also accused the company, in the suit filed Monday, that they "subsequently failed to timely protect confidential information of its current and former employees from law-breaking hackers."

In the lawsuit, it's clear the defendants believe studio heads at Sony had a duty to protect their employees' information — including medical information that many believe to have been hacked.

[ Related: Movie Theaters Refuse To Show The Interview Following Terrorism Threats From Sony Hackers ]

And they also think Sony, who has been on top of taking care of their current employees, haven't done enough of a good job protecting their former ones!

The suit said:

"[The breach is] an epic nightmare, much better suited to a cinematic thriller than real life. Put simply, Sony knew about the risks it took with its past and current employees' data. Sony gambled, and its employees — past and current — lost…There are thousands of people who have been affected by this."

The attorneys involved in the class action lawsuit are seeking a jury trial where they hope to prove to their peers what safeguards went wrong here and how it might've been preventable, but also how Sony has a responsibility to take care of ALL of its forty five thousand current and former employees and prove that they are NOT doing that.

Which, with all the evidence they allege to have, shouldn't be that big of a problem, right?

Although that might change once Sony's high priced lawyers come in on the scene!

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4 comments to “Sony Pictures Hit By Former Employees With Lawsuit Over Data Breach After Cyber Attack!”

  1. JohnGuest says – reply to this


    Off-topic, I know, but curious about the legalities of surrounding a real-life person with a bunch of fictional characters for the purpose of killing him or her in a work of fiction. If 'The Interview's' antagonist was Obama, Putin, the Pope, Xi Jinping, Bill Gates or other living, real-life public figure, I have to believe the film would indeed be controversial.

    I know Russians, in general, have been portrayed as bad guys over the years. The Chinese, mostly because of political and business reasons, are avoided. This film just seems to take it a step further (crossing a line, I think) by naming a specific leader of a country and outright blowing him up at the end (spoilers all over the internet).

    Is the assasination of a real-life figure a first in the film industry? I can't recall any other film that has done this.

  2. liquid kitty says – reply to this


    I couldn't wait any longer for Sony to step up and protect my family from this hack. They've been too busy trying to rehab their exec's reputation while the rest of us are left twisting in the wind.

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    Re: liquid kitty – Hope you and your family are fine LK.

  4. Ignatious DeLarue says – reply to this


    So! 'The Interview' was pulled so that Sony wouldn't be sued by even more people? Why don't they sue the Guardians of Peace?