Thousands of dollars in unauthorized credit card charges, attempts to open accounts under their names, and personal data showing up all over the Internet are just a few of the claims that Michael Corona, Christina Mathis and others are making in court documents filed last week. The former Sony Pictures staff members are saying that some of the things they were most afraid of happening as a result of the massive hack that savaged the company late last year have already happened. The lawsuit comes less than a moth after Sony failed in its attempt to get the consolidated case tossed.
“Class members are at a heightened risk of credit card fraud, financial identity fraud, medical identity fraud, social identity fraud, and income tax fraud,” noted a memorandum (read it here) backing up the eight plaintiffs’ desire to get class action certification on their case. “Not surprisingly, several of the plaintiffs have already been victims of identity fraud. Ms. Bailey and Ms. Archibeque were notified that their PII was available for purchase on black market websites. An identity thief attempted to open a PayPal credit card using Mr. Forster’s PII. Plaintiff Shapiro was notified by Chase that someone tried to make a large purchase using his account, and discovered credit card accounts opened in his name on his credit report. And an identity thief charged a $3,845.50 purchase to Mr. Corona’s credit card.” Read more at Deadline Hollywood....
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