Sony to settle PlayStation Network class action suit for $15 million in goods and services

By Shawn Knight
Jul 24, 2014
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  1. Sony has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought about by the 2011 PlayStation Network data breach, an event that resulted in the theft of names, addresses and potentially even credit card information belonging to 77 million members.

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  2. Wasnt this settled with a few free games and the music unlimited access, which was a scam, because excepting into the music offer, you had 3 months free, but.... they forgot to mention ( or was it one of those small prints you dont read ) that you had to make sure to cancel... because thats right you were now paying £10 a month otherwise, which made me hate Sony all the more ...

    Well more free gifts yay, just hope they shove any offer of music up their sun dont shines.
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  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,370   +2,164

    Seems equitable. That is, if the credit isn't limited to specific titles like it was in the "Welcome Back" program.
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,370   +2,164

    Virtually every free premium subscription offer on the planet comes with this detail. If you get burned by the auto enrollment clause, it's your own fault.
  5. I agree that every premium sub works in such a manner , but when its the welcome back program like you mentioned, and it says get 90 days, thats fine, but cut me off, hell, never once used that piece of crap. But as you say lesson learned, and now no more money for them. The console can rot.
  6. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 451   +37

    I'm going to be honest, if I got my credit card information stolen I wouldn't want more sony products I would want money. $15 million across 77 million people really isn't that much per person...
  7. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,370   +2,164

    Problem is, Sony is under no obligation to provide, nor do any of us have a claim to, monetary compensation. This would only be the case for people whose information was stolen and experienced financial damages (identity theft, credit card fraud, etc.) as a result. In all likelihood, the only reason Sony has decided to settle is because it's cheaper than fighting it out in court.
  8. Bitvar

    Bitvar TS Rookie Posts: 18

    This seems like a slap in the **** by Sony. So I lost my address, name, DOB, credit card information and who knows what else in the Sony MMO/PSN breach and they ****ing give me this luke-warm garbage on a service I never want to touch again because they compromised my identity.

    No ****ing thanks, Sony can eat a bag of dicks. To top that off I was working in game development at the time of the breach. We dropped to half capacity during development because it also affected our patch delivery and Sony Partnernet connection for hosting. Literally we had to send home half the workforce for 2 solid months and development suffered severely. Money was lost and the bottom-end workers went home hungry and unpaid because of Sony's incompetence.

    Anyone who willingly supports this company is either a shill or out of their mind.
  9. I Love my PS3 and my Ps4

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