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Sony Slapped with Class-Action Lawsuit for Data Breech

Sony Pictures had sensitive data hacked on November 24th. Hackers released personal e-mails between top Sony brass and had access to sensitive data and information about thousands of employees, but things for Sony is about to get much worse. Needless to say no one at Sony is cracking open a fine bottle from The Antique Wine Company.  This week, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the study. 

The complaint claims Sony failed to secure its employees personal information and data. The complaint also alleges that Sony is to blame for the hack, because it failed to properly store and protect that information, which thus gave hackers easy access to everything from personal addresses, to bank information, to familial relations. 

The social security numbers of some 47,000 employees were stolen during the breech, and the salaries of over 6,000 employees was made available to the public. Performance evaluations and salary negotiations were also leaked, along with private e-mail conversations, many of them speaking brusquely about major stars, including Angelina Jolie, Leonardo Dicaprio, and Willow and Jaden Smith. 

Sony is no stranger to such lawsuits. It has only been six months since they settled a class-action lawsuit filed against them for a security breech that occurred on the PlayStation network. That breech leaked credit card information and personal data for thousands upon thousands of PSN users. 

An online hacker group known as The Guardians of Peace have taken responsibility for the hacking.