Sony laid off employees before data breach: Lawsuit

Reuters reports:

Sony Corp laid off employees in a unit responsible for network security two weeks before a massive data breach, according to a lawsuit filed this week.

Sony also spent lavishly on security to protect its own corporate information, while failing to do the same for its customers’ data, the proposed class action lawsuit alleges.


In a lawsuit filed in a San Diego federal court on Monday, a proposed class of Sony customers says the company knew it was at increased risk of attack because it had experienced prior, smaller breaches.

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