Sony security employees laid off before data breach: lawsuit
The next time someone tells you to trust corporations with looking out for the consumer, point them to this article. Emphasis mine.
In a lawsuit filed in a San Diego federal court on Monday, a proposed class of Sony customers says the company knew it was at increased risk of attack because it had experienced prior, smaller breaches.
Additionally, Sony laid off “a substantial percentage” of its Sony Online Entertainment workforce, including “a number” of employees in its Network Operations Centre, says the lawsuit, which cites a confidential witness.
The Network Operations Centre is responsible for preparing for, and responding to, security breaches, the lawsuit said.
Sony installed appropriate firewalls and other security measures to protect its own sensitive data, but chose not to do the same for customer data, the lawsuit said.