A group Sony employees affected by the recent hack have filed a legal complaint with the California District Court. The current and former employees are suing Sony Pictures for failing to keep their private data protected.
The complaint is centered around Sony’s lack of action during and after the recent hack took place. The group of employees claim the company didn’t do enough to ensure its employees’ (and former employees) personal data was safe. Many of the former employees, including the group’s leader Michael Corona, are now faced with paying identity theft protection fees. Reports say that while Sony has offered to pay for such fees to some, others have been left to take on the bills themselves.
The complaint says the issues employees have gone through can be described as “ "an epic nightmare, much better suited to a cinematic thriller than to real life.” The case is relying heavily on a series of leaked emails that show top executives at Sony being fully aware of the security vulnerabilities ahead of the hack, and failing to take adequate measure to prevent it.
The case will focus mainly on the 47,000 social security numbers that leaked following the initial attack, but it is unclear whether or not the above mentioned email documents will make their way into the court.