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Lawsuit Filed Alleging Lax Security

DATA LOSS—U.S.

June 24, 2011

A lawsuit was filed in a U.S. District Court earlier this week against Sony alleging the company knew it was at a high risk of being attacked by hackers because it had previously sustained smaller breaches, Reuters reports. According to the report, the lawsuit also alleges that Sony laid off network security employees two weeks before the highly publicized breaches compromised consumer data, and the company had set up security "to protect its own corporate information while failing to do the same for its customers' data." 
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