Former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment have filed four lawsuits against the company following a massive security breach.
The suits alleged Sony was negligent because it didn’t prepare for a massive cyberattack despite warnings and previous
security breaches. The two other suits were filed but were not available for inspection Saturday.
Michael Corona and Christina Mathis’s complaint put the situation in dramatic terms:
“An epic nightmare, much better suited to a cinematic thriller than to real life, is unfolding in slow motion for Sony’s current and former employees: Their most sensitive data including over 47,000 Social Security numbers, employment files including salaries, medical information, and anything else that their employer Sony touched, has been leaked to the public, and may even be in the hands of criminals.”
The suits were filed December 15-19.
Four are class-action lawsuits, meaning the plaintiffs want the suits to include all other former and current employees affected by the breach, not just themselves. The plaintiffs contend that stored information about former employees was compromised.