I suppose it was only a matter of time. The first lawsuit filed against Sony for the security breach of its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services has been filed. The suit was filed by Kristopher Johns of Birmingham, Alabama.
Johns wants money and free credit card monitoring for his troubles with Sony, which he claims did not take “reasonable care to protect, encrypt, and secure the private and sensitive data of its users.” Johns is seeking class action status with his lawsuit.
Sony yanked PSN and Qriocity on April 20th when they learned their security had been compromised. Sony is still not clear on whether credit card and other personal information was actually stolen, but is urging caution. Apparently not enough for Johns, however, who argues the company did not adequately provide the information necessary to their 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.”
PSN is still down, although Sony is promising a partial return to services next week. Meanwhile, others are content to simply parody PS3 ads.