Sony Hit With Fourth Class Action Lawsuit Over Hacking Attack

Steve Banfield:

and the beat goes on…

Originally posted on Variety:

The litigation continues: Sony Pictures Entertainment has been sued again by ex-employees in a class action lawsuit that alleges that the studio failed to take adequate precautions to protect private information.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday is similar to three others filed earlier this week. It alleges negligence on the part of SPE and violations of privacy laws.

SPE “engages in the entertainment industry as part of a vast multinational corporate conglomerate, knows or should know that it may be the target of the world’s most sophisticated data hackers or cybercriminals,” and that it failed to take “adequate steps” to protect itself from the possibility of an attack.

The suit was filed by Michael Levine, former technical director for Sony Pictures Imageworks from 2003 to 2012, and Lionel Felix, a former director of technology who ran IT infrastructure for Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment from…

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Sony Hit With Fourth Class Action Lawsuit Over Hacking Attack

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Last night I finally made my first post to Medium talking about the Sony hacking situation and their choice to shelve the movie The Interview in the face of hacker threats. At the same time I posted the same article to this blog.

Being both a curious geek for stats and enough of a narcissist to see if anyone was reading what I wrote, I just checked the traffic reads and views.


Right now when I’m posting to WordPress I get about 60 to 70 views and 40 to 50 visitors a day. I’ve been more active on the blog this week but the traffic has stayed pretty steady. No big spikes on WordPress and not a big audience (unless I’m writing about crime in the city).

In less than 24 hours on Medium my only story there has gotten 626 views and 418 “reads”! The breadth of the referral traffic on Medium is pretty good too with most of it coming from the Medium platform and less than 5% coming over to Medium from my WordPress blog.

I’m going to keep monitoring this. I don’t think Medium is the place for a post like this one but for those moments when I want to tell a serious story, I might just have to keep big on Medium.

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