Current and former employees sue Sony over hacked data

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Abhimanyu Ghoshal

December 18, 2014

This article originally appeared on The Next Web

As if Sony didn’t already have enough on its plate with hackers issuing terrorist threats to theaters set to screen its latest film, the company is now facing a class action lawsuit brought to courts by former employees whose personal information has been made public, reports GigaOm.

The suit was filed on Monday in a Los Angeles federal court and seeks compensation for more than 15,000 current and former Sony Pictures employees whose names, addresses and social security numbers have been leaked by hackers.

The lead plaintiffs in the case are former employees Michael Corona and Christine Mathis, who have accused Sony of negligence for failing to secure its network against external attacks, and for not taking adequate steps to protect employees once the company became aware that employee data was compromised.

The employee complaint can be viewed below.

Sony Employee Lawsuit

➤ Sony employees file lawsuit, blame company over hacked data [GigaOm]

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