Poor Sony. This ongoing PSN shitstorm has almost replaced "RIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER!!!" as the lowest moment in the company's history. (May we never forget that debacle, though.) Well, things are about to get a whole lot worse: A Canadian law firm is proposing a billion-dollar class action lawsuit against the company for the PSN security breach.

The law firm handing out the lawsuit is Toronto's own McPhadden Samac Tuovi (whew!), on behalf of a gamer named Natasha Maksimovic. The claim stems from Sony's PSN servers getting hacked and exposing its many customers to potential identity and finacial theft. Oh, and emotional distress too. Always gotta get that one in there. How much is she suing for? Just a cool billi in payment for credit monitoring and fraud protection for the next two years.

Maksimovic, who is described by the law firm as "an avid PlayStation user for years," said in a statement, "If you can't trust a huge multinational corporation like Sony to protect your private information, who can you trust? It appears to me that Sony focuses more on protecting its games than its PlayStation users." The company now has 20 days to offer a defense rebuttal in Canada, with a bit more time to do so in the US and beyond. Could things get any worse? Never say never. [via Game Informer]


[via Joystiq]

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