Sony Rebuilding Downed Network, Already Faces Lawsuit For Data Breach

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(Liz)

Sony is hard at work planning its rebound from the debacle that’s left the PlayStation Network paralyzed for more than a week and caused millions of users’ private data to be exposed.

On the PlayStation Blog, a spokesman provides a detailed Q&A that outlines Sony’s upcoming moves. The network is being rebuilt from the ground up with heftier security measures, and the reboot will go live with an upcoming software update to the PS3 and PSP that will require all users to change their passwords. The network should be online next week.

As it fortifies its rebuilt network, Sony will have to gear up for a probable flood of lawsuits, including a class action suit that has already been filed, accusing Sony of negligent data security, failing to take reasonable care to protect data and failing to immediately notify users of the breach.

Q&A #1 for PlayStation Network and Qriocity Services [PlayStation Blog]

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