New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reportedly subpoenaed Sony over the company’s abject failure to secure its network against digital intruders.
According to Bloomberg, the subpoena was issued in response to recent “data breaches” of the corporation’s PlayStation Network and Sony Online division, as well as “representations” made to disappointed customers.
To be sure, Schneiderman is apparently “seeking information” about what Sony told customers regarding the security of its networks as part of a consumer protection inquiry.
Sony spokesperson Patrick Seybold told Bloomberg the Japanese-based corporation would “review and respond to this request, and… continue to work with law enforcement authorities as they investigate the criminal attack on our networks.”
Indeed, law enforcement officials in the U.S. and U.K. have kicked off their own preliminary investigations of the massive SNAFU.
It should be noted that Sony is also facing a number of class action lawsuits – including one by Toronto law firm McPhadden Samac Tuovi – which seeks more than $1 billion in damages.