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Sony Reaches Class-Action Settlement on May 2011 Playstation Network Breach

Sony didn’t have the best year in terms of cyber security, considering both the controversial North Korea hacks and the Lizard Squad DDoS attacks.  Back in April of 2011, the Playstation Network was the target of a massive security breach.  This resulted in the leak of personal data for over 70 million accounts and a month of service outages. Thankfully, the class-action lawsuit seeking restitution for this breach has reached a settlement.

Game Informer reports that anyone with a PlayStation Network, Qriocity, or Sony Online Entertainment account before May 15, 2011 was affected and qualifies for compensation. This compensation varies based on the services and subscriptions for each individual, but the Playstation Network damages include free games, dynamic themes, and Playstation Plus time for new members.

The games are either Playstation 3 or PSP titles, which range from God of War HD to ModNation Racers.  Those affected can choose either one or two of these titles based on their status in the settlement.

There are also dynamic themes up for grabs, from the likes of The Last Of Us and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

Anyone who wants to follow through with the class-action lawsuit will have to head over to this website and fill out some pretty scary-looking forms.  The deadline to file a claim is August 31st, 2015.

Be sure to take advantage of Sony’s newest apology in the form of a %10-off discount coupon for the Playstation Store, available this weekend only.



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